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

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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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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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And Who Are You?

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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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 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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A Precarious Journey to Memory Care

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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