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Navigating MCI - Not The End of The Road, Just A Bend in The Road

Navigating MCI - Not The End of The Road, Just A Bend in The Road

Imagine receiving news that your 55-year-old spouse has been diagnosed with mild cognitive impairment (MCI). The world as you know it comes to a screeching halt, and you're left wondering what to do next. It's a condition that involves a decline in cognitive function beyond what is considered normal aging, yet not severe enough to disrupt daily life.

This was the reality for Steve and Gincy Heins, whose lives were forever changed by the diagnosis. But rather than succumbing to despair, they decided to take action and work towards keeping Steve's cognitive abilities stable. They were determined to beat the odds - with one-third of MCI patients showing improvement, one-third remaining steady, and the last third likely developing Alzheimer's.

Gincy was raising their son then, and Steve was an Imagineer with Disney - a job requiring immense creativity and mental agility. They never imagined Alzheimer's would affect them at such a young age. However, they refused to let the diagnosis defeat them. (Here that story here.)

This week, we delve into the incredible story of Steve and Gincy Heins, who have spent the past 13 years doing everything they can to maintain Steve's cognitive stability. From lifestyle changes to mental stimulation, they have implemented various strategies that have profoundly impacted their lives.

Theirs is a story of resilience, determination, and love - a testament to the power of the human spirit in the face of adversity. So join us as we explore their journey, and discover the secrets to keeping your mind healthy and sharp at any age.

Find Gincy & her multiple books here!

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