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Welcome Deepu Thomas, MD!

Dr. Thomas is moving from Massachusetts to lead a fourth physician team, increasing our capacity to accept new patients.
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Living with Parkinson’s – and Superheroes

"You can’t be afraid to take on something that requires the motor skills you think you’re losing – there may be limits, but I can decide where they are."
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Planning Together

Celeste Suggs and her two sisters live hundreds of miles apart. Annual care plan appointments keep them on the same page.
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Move with Purpose

Carolyn and James Wideman were meant to be a team.
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Family Finds Joy in Virtual Community

The Bell family didn't mean to share their story with the world.
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Voyages with Parkinson’s

Cedric Williams is on a personal mission - and his bags are always packed.
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Nurse Practitioner Comes Full Circle

Swati Patel's life experience has informed her career from the start.
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Celebration!

It was an event ten years in the making.
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Small Models, Big Impact

Barry Roberson found peace and purpose where he least expected it – in miniature dollhouses.
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Family Business

"It’s a privilege to transform our own difficult journey into a service that helps others and honors Anita.”
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A Century of Stories

Ted McGee celebrated his 100th birthday this year. He shares lessons from experience as a husband, a father, and a ball turret gunner.
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Before I Go…

At the end of August, Dr. Edwards sent a letter to his patients notifying them that he will step back from seeing patients at the end of this calendar year. He wrote this article the following week.
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Puppy Power

"Coming here blends my professional and personal interests into a gift of service."
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The Families of MMC Project

"There is always more to learn about a person and a family, and Elias and I wanted to highlight what makes each both special and universal."
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Vision

"If you think you can't help, think again - you're still capable."
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A Lasting Legacy

"When you have a good experience with an organization like MMC and you have the ability to leave a gift, you do it."
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A New Role for Janet LeClair

Effective July 1, 2023, Janet LeClair is CEO of Memory & Movement Charlotte.
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Introducing Dr. Anita Wu

Dr. Wu will begin seeing Memory & Movement Charlotte patients in October of 2024, but she’s already getting acclimated.
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August 2023 Alzheimer’s Treatment Update

As we learn more about new and emerging drug therapies, we are committed to keeping patients and families informed.
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Take Charge! of Caregiver Mental Health

Strategies to make sure caregivers are also calm, clean, safe and loved.
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Memory & Movement Charlotte Statement on Donanemab

We remain hopeful that this is a true breakthrough in the treatment of Alzheimer's disease.
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Unraveling a Diagnostic Mystery

“Dr. Iyer and his team continued to test for everything,” Nancy says. “They didn’t leave a single stone unturned because they didn’t want to treat Ed for something he didn’t have and potentially make things worse."
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April is Parkinson’s Awareness Month

To educate more people know about Parkinson’s and support care for current patients - as well as research that will one day lead to a cure
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Our Take on Lecanemab

There are considerable risks — however, we remain hopeful that this is a step forward.
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Love Match

Frannie and Herb Browne have a theme song: Accentuate the Positive, by the Andrews Sisters.
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The Beat Goes On

I don’t pretend I don’t have Parkinson’s – I do. But I feel very fortunate, really. Life is good.
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Family Matters

Family is our biggest support...there are things we don't like...but we let it go and try to enjoy every day.
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More than a Game

The Sandra Ray Invitational Golf Tournament is about compassion, family, and a shared desire to make a difference for people living with dementia in our community.
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Proven: Reflections from a Longtime Board Member

Proof of concept is defined as an exercise to determine whether an idea can become reality. This community has proven ours.
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Caregiver Re-Connections

With support from The Cannon Foundation, we're revisiting our educational initiatives with an eye toward broad accessibility and impact.
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Reunion to Remember

Long term memories provide joy and meaning - "it's as if she put her illness on hold for a few days and lived as her younger self."
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The Rest of Us

"It's not just me and Michael J. Fox - I want the rest of us to meet!"
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From the Heart

Kathy Thomas believes a chance encounter saved her husband's life - and her own - more than once.
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Together, Month by Month

Bill Snider honors his wife Marti through a monthly gift to Memory & Movement Charlotte
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The Forgotten Half: A Parkinson’s Symposium Presentation

Dr. Iyer and Robyn discuss the role of caregivers at the Parkinson's Association annual symposium
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A Brighter Spot

Artist Lita Gatlin expressed the caregiving journey through a very special painting.
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Home Sweet Home

"I see this as an investment in longevity. Owning our facility represents stability for tomorrow."
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Now Onsite: Powerback

Onsite therapeutic gym is an opportunity to expand a relationship
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Interview with Dr. Edwards on Much Abides

From a hand tremor to MMC...it's all in the book and in this interview!
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Artist JoAnn Britt

MMC patient JoAnn Britt keeps stepping up to the canvas
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CN2 Hometown Hero

MMC is among first in region to offer SynOne test for Parkinson's disease
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New Diagnostic Tool

MMC is among first in region to offer SynOne test for Parkinson's disease
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AARP

When an AARP writer needed an expert she turned to Memory & Movement Charlotte!
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Kirk and Melanie

Using the tools you have
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Jerry and Barbara

A lifetime of catching curveballs prepared him for the challenges of caregiving.
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Bill and Pam

"Pam is the dearest thing in my life. MMC honors that."
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Food for Thought: Cooking for Brain Health

"It's not a diet - it's a lifestyle."
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A Gift of Opportunity

Apparo's gift of in-kind technology support connects a community of volunteers and helps MMC help families.
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Partnership for Local Impact

David Moore Foundation leader sees an opportunity to make a greater impact together.
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Dimensions of Care

"I see in this scene why I started MMC"
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Growing Stronger: The Next Phase

Eight years in, Memory and Movement Charlotte continues to evolve and grow.
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Mark

"I decided to find the resources I’d need to live as independently as possible – and help other people do the same.”
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Carolina Alumni Review

Dr. Chuck Edwards' story was featured in the September, 2021 issue
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Roy

"No one is schooled in how to be an advocate or a caregiver. Luckily, I had some skills I could adapt."
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Bill

"They gave me the tools and time I needed"
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Fred

"MMC helped us peel back the veil"
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Tracy

Dr. Charles Edwards and caregiver Tracey Reading had a candid, heartfelt conversation about the stages of dementia from the perspective of a caregiver.
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biogen

Biogen’s New Alzheimer’s Drug: What You Need to Know Now

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…
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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…
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April is Parkinson's Awareness Month

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

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…
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Much Abides: A Survival Guide for Aging Lives

Preview of “Much Abides: A Survival Guide for Aging Lives” by Dr. Charles Edwards

This article first appeared in Mecklenburg Medicine, a publication of the Mecklenburg County Medical Society.      Finding purpose and peace in the final chapter of life is the theme of…
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Why We Should Talk About Suicide According to Dr. Melissa Shepard

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…
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Barbara Leve by her daughter Julia Freifeld

Memory & Movement Summer 2020 Newsletter

News, stories and messages of hope from our providers, patients and their families. Click below to download and read the online version of the Summer, 2020 newsletter.
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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…
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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…
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Tips for Fall Prevention

As we age the risk and impact of falls increases significantly, especially if you or a loved one has a dementia or movement disorder diagnosis. In this video Sanjay Iyer,…
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No-Rinse Shampoo Cap

Help Your Loved One Stay Clean With No-Rinse Shampoo Caps

Have a loved one who struggles with bathing and showering? Robyn Wolkofsky, PA-C shows us an easier way to clean hair. Find the no-rinse shampoo cap and other helpful products…
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Navigating Quarantine with a Loved One in a Long-Term Care Facility

Chris Ryskiewich is a part-time nurse at Memory & Movement Charlotte who devotes much of her time outside the workplace to caring for her mother and mother-in-law, both of whom…
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Gentle Bed Exercises to Start Your Day

A little bit of gentle movement in the morning (or at any point during the day!) can help you go through your days in the right mindset. Check out this…
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Video Chatting Tutorials Including Zoom, FaceTime and More.

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…
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Help Our Providers Continue to Treat Our Patients

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…
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Coping with Health Anxiety

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…
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And Who Are You?

An essay written by one of our caregivers, shared with permission.
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Your Medicare check-up, no paper gown needed!

“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…
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For the Sake of Argument… or Not!

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…
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New, Old Traditions

December. The month carries with it a host of emotions. For some it brings to mind cozy family gatherings, stirring up nostalgia of past family holidays. But sometimes a feeling…
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Driving – The Elephant in the Room

Driving is the biggest safety concern we address with our patients. There is also no topic that elicits stronger emotions than hearing concerns about your ability to drive. At some…
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