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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-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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Reacher

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, MD walks you through some of the ways you can create a safer environment in your home to decrease the risk of falls. Here are…

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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 live in long-term care facilities. Chris shares her struggles, signs of hope and strategies during quarantine. Being unable to visit your loved one during this…

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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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