Memory & Movement Charlotte is a nonprofit medical practice that redefines care for people experiencing Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s and related conditions. We recognize the critical role of caregivers throughout each patient’s journey and provide clinical diagnosis and treatment, support and education every step of the way, for both the patient and their caregivers.
Why a nonprofit?
We are committed to providing the time and attention every family needs, and that isn't profitable. Our appointments last 60-90 minutes and include a multi-disciplinary care team. Insurance carriers reimburse our office based on a traditional, shorter patient interaction - covering only a fraction of the time spent by our providers with patients and families. It covers almost none of the time spent on education and caregiver support.
Grant funding, generous private donations and a modest annual fee offset the difference and make this model of care possible. We are also committed to making care accessible, and scholarships are available for patients who need assistance paying the annual fee. We are deeply grateful to Southminster for their support of this scholarship fund.
To provide clinical and diagnostic expertise, education and support to individuals with memory and movement disorders and their families, in an environment that empowers them to take charge of their journey with empathy, compassion, dignity and respect.
Memory & Movement Charlotte aspires to continually redefine the standard of care and support for individuals and families with memory and movement disorders.
- Time and Attention: We develop a unique care plan for each patient and prioritize caregivers’ questions and concerns.
- Profound Empathy: We care for patients and their loved ones in the most sound and compassionate way.
- Access: No one is turned away.
A Growing Need
Memory & Movement Charlotte currently serves nearly 1,300 patients and over 3,000 caregivers. We anticipate our patient base will increase significantly in the next few years:
- as the overall population ages
- as diagnoses of Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s and related disorders climbs
In North Carolina, over 180,000 people are living with Alzheimer’s disease and over 358,000 family members and friends are providing care. Close to one million Americans live with Parkinson’s disease, over 36,000 of them in the Carolinas. An estimated 4% are diagnosed before age 50.