Biogen’s New Alzheimer’s Drug: What You Need to Know No

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The Federal Drug Administration announced on June 7 that they have approved Aducanumab for the treatment of mild Alzheimer’s disease. Aducanumab is Biogen’s version of an anti-amyloid drug that removes amyloid from the brain in Alzheimer’s disease. This may in turn slow progression of the symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease. Biogen has made the claim that…

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All New Take Charge! Online Resource Library

We are excited to announce that the Take Charge! Online Resource Library is now live on our site and ready for our patients and members to view. Take Charge! is Memory & Movement Charlotte’s (MMC) comprehensive, interactive education and support program made possible through a generous grant from the Philip L. Van Every Foundation. Our…

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Parkinson’s Awareness Month: Celebrating What We Can Do Today

April is Parkinson's Awareness Month

By Dr. Sanjay Iyer, Memory & Movement Charlotte’s Medical Director Our Founding Physician, Dr. Charles Edwards II, often counsels, “It’s too easy to mourn the losses.  We have to celebrate what we can still do today.”  That powerful message is echoed by many of my patients whose spirits shine through their art, music, crafts and…

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Why We Should Talk About Suicide According to Dr. Melissa Shepard

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According to the Centers for Disease Control, over 1.3 million adults attempt suicide each year in the United States. For a tragedy of this magnitude, it is incredible that simply talking about it can make a big difference. There are so many reasons that people don’t want to talk about suicide. It can be a taboo…

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What is a Care Plan visit?

What is a care plan visit?

What in the world is a Care Plan and do I need one?  A Care Plan is one important element of putting into practice the Take Charge! approach we teach families at Memory and Movement Charlotte. Care Plan visits are fully covered by Medicare – a benefit available to any patient with a cognitive impairment,…

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Social Distancing Fundraisers You Can Do At Home!

-Create a Facebook Fundraiser in honor of your loved one (or yourself!) -Challenge friends to set a walking goal for the month of June and ask that they donate a dollar (or ten!) for every mile they walk. -Host a social distancing dinner fundraiser: get takeout delivered to your friends and eat together over Zoom.…

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MMC Office Reopening Safety Measures

We’re currently opening our office during certain hours for procedural appointments only. During this public health crisis your health is our priority more than ever. To maximize your safety and the safety of our staff, MMC moved all of our operations to virtual platforms in mid-March. For those of you who had a virtual visit…

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