We are thinking of all of our patients, families and healthcare workers during this stressful time. The need to isolate elderly and high risk groups due to the coronavirus outbreak can create more anxiety, depression and confusion. Normally we encourage socializing as a way to engage and find purpose, but this unprecedented challenge will hopefully…

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Dear friends, In these unprecedented times, everywhere we look neighbors are helping neighbors, everyone is doing what they can for the greater good and we need your help. Our income will continue to decrease the longer our office remains closed. However, Dr. Edwards, Dr. Iyer, Dr. Shepard, Robyn and I are still available treating, supporting…

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With a pandemic sweeping the nation, it’s understandable that many people will experience some health anxiety. Here are some tips on how to recognize and cope with your own health anxiety. Health Anxiety: What is it? Anxiety about normal physical sensations, mild symptoms, or fear of having a certain disease. Can occur in people without…

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   The best method of mitigating risk of infection from the coronavirus is to avoid exposure. Employ social distancing. Avoid touching one another (such as shaking hands). Self-isolate at home. Avoid public gatherings such as airplanes, buses and ride shares, and venues such as arenas and theaters.    Memory & Movement Charlotte has initiated these…

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An essay written by one of our caregivers, with permission.             The late afternoon sun floats through thin blinds onto the fuzzy blue blanket that almost covers my husband Peter and me as we lie side by side on his narrow hospital bed. His 15-D black Velcro shoes stick out of the covering at the…

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“Have you had your annual check-up yet?”  No, not with your doctor, but with your health insurance plan! October 15 – December 7, 2019 is the open enrollment period for making changes to your Medicare Plans. It’s a great time to see if your current plans still meet your needs, or if changes in your…

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Those of you who have attended our Caregiver Connections education classes have heard the advice, “Don’t argue.” Of course, this is easier said than done, as we all like to be right. When we hear someone say something that does not align with our beliefs or truths, the inclination is to correct that person. My…

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Written by a Memory Center Charlotte caregiver, who wished to remain anonymous due to the sensitive nature of this piece. We appreciate such an honest portrait of a difficult transition, it is so valuable for others to learn from those who are experiencing this first-hand. ______________________________________________________________________________ Sobbing noises woke me up in the middle of…

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We learn from our patients and caregivers every day in clinic, sometimes in the most unexpected ways. In preparation for my son’s upcoming wedding, I decided to tap into this treasure trove of experience and ask for the advice they would give to a soon-to-be bride and groom. The responses were full of humor, love…

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