Healthy Living with Mild Cognitive Impairment

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A quarterly support and educational series for people and families living with Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI).

Healthy Living with MCI classes offer attendees support, guidance and science-backed strategies for living and coping with a diagnosis of MCI. Dr. Nathaniel Chin, a memory clinic doctor with UW Health and medical director of the Wisconsin Alzheimer's Disease Research Center, is medical director of the series. Participation is free.

The Healthy Living with MCI series is co-sponsored by the Alzheimer's Association Wisconsin Chapter. Learn about Alzheimer's Association Wisconsin Chapter's early stage programs designed for individuals with MCI.

2023 Healthy Living with Mild Cognitive Impairment Education Series
Helping people across Wisconsin live and cope with an MCI diagnosis

March 24, June 9, September 8 and December 8, 2023
9:30–11:30 a.m. 

Join Nathaniel Chin, MD, and Bonnie Nuttkinson, MS, from the Wisconsin Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center, and guest speakers, to learn more about Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI). Each program will end with a Q&A session. Download the event flyer

Register to attend each program in person throughout the year at one of three locations across Wisconsin in Brown, Dodge/Jefferson, or Rock counties. Or, register to participate from anywhere, live online via Zoom. 

March 24
Brain Boosters: Strategies to Strengthen Your Mind
Guest: Kimberly Mueller, PhD, CCC-SLP

June 9
Food Matters: The Gut-Brain Connection
Guest: Barbara Bendlin, PhD

September 8
Manage Stress and Improve Coping Skills for a Healthier Mind
Guest: Megan Zuelsdorff, PhD

December 8
Personalize Exercise to Boost Brain Health and Memory
Guest: Michelle Braun, PhD

How to register

  • To join online via Zoom, register here.
  • Register to attend in person events at one of three locations across Wisconsin in Brown, Dodge, or Rock counties. Call or email the location where you wish to attend in-person programs.

Brown County
Event location: Aging and Disability Resource Center of Brown County
To register, contact the Brown County ADRC at 920-448-4300

Dodge/Jefferson County
Event location: Watertown Public Library
To register, contact the Dodge County ADRC: 920-386-3580,

Rock County
Event location: Daniel Hale Williams Resource Center
To register, contact Karen Tennyson at 608-741-3615

Questions? Contact Bonnie Nuttkinson at 608-265-0407 or

What is mild cognitive impairment? 

Mild cognitive impairment (MCI) is an intermediate stage between the expected cognitive decline of normal aging and the more pronounced decline of dementia. Learn more about MCI on our What Is Alzheimer's Disease? webpage, or listen to these Dementia Matters podcast episodes with Dr. Nathaniel Chin.

Videos from Past Classes

"Brain Boosters: Strategies to Strengthen Your Mind" – Featuring guest speaker Kimberly Mueller, PhD, CCC-SLP, associate professor, Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders, University of Wisconsin–Madison (March 2023)

"The Importance of Social Engagement and Strategies for Improved Communication" – Featuring guest speaker Kimberly Mueller, PhD, CCC-SLP, associate professor, Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders, University of Wisconsin–Madison (July 2022)

"How to Practice Self-Care During a Pandemic" – Featuring guest speaker Art Walaszek, MD, geriatric psychiatrist, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health (March 2022)

"Clear the Air about Cigarettes and the Aging Brain" – Featuring guest speaker Adrienne Johnson, PhD, an assistant scientist at the UW Center for Tobacco Research and Intervention (UW-CTRI) (January 2022)

"Medications, Vitamins and Supplements" – Featuring guest speaker Ann Schwartzwald, RPh, pharmacy consultant, O'Connell Pharmacy (December 2021)

"Exercise Your Way to Better Brain Health" – Featuring guest speakers Max Gaitan, MEd, and Sarah Lose, MS (September 2021)

"Nutrition in Action" – Presented by Michelle Braun, PhD, neuropsychologist and national leader in the field of brain health (June 2021)

"Healthy Living with Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI)" – Presented by Bonnie Nuttkinson and Dr. Nathaniel Chin for Sharing Active Independent Lives (SAIL). View video here, with access passcode: 7FV9u5y!     (April 2021)

"Legal and Financial Planning" – Presented by Carol Wessels, elder law attorney and an owner of Wessels & Liebau LLC (March 2021)

"Cognitive and Social Engagement" – Presented by Dr. Kimberly Mueller (December 2019)