It’s not a multiple choice question.
When someone asks whether there is anything positive about having MCI, the answer is either yes or no. And it never occurred to me the answer might be yes.
At least it didn’t until last month, when I visited Baycrest in Toronto, where they run one of the world’s leading programs for people with mild cognitive impairment.
They taught me there are positives to be found in having MCI, and that finding them can help you live more effectively with this frightening, frustrating, maddening condition. And that’s what I share in the video below.
(Editor’s note: When I posted this video, I invited people with MCI to tell me one positive thing they’ve found about having it. And boy did they respond. Their answers were amazing and inspiring. After you watch the video below, I invite you to come back here and use this link to read those responses.)
Is there a way that mild cognitive impairment has been a positive in your life? Let me know. Leave a comment below, or send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Interested in getting the book “Living with Mild Cognitive Impairment?” It’s available here: https://www.amazon.com/Living-Mild-Cognitive-Impairment-Maximizing/dp/0199764824
(For the record, I do not have any commercial relationship with Baycrest or the authors of the book, and I do not get any financial gain or other benefit for recommending their book. But I do heartily recommend it to anyone looking to learn more about MCI.)