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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Navigating Quarantine with a Loved One in a Long-Term Care Facility

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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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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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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 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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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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Looking Beyond Retirement: Planning for the 4th Quarter

Many patients are faced with a challenging transition following retirement, and planning for this inevitable time in our lives is often overlooked. While most prepare financially for retirement, and many plan for the end of their life by filling out living wills, health care power of attorney paperwork, etc., little thought is often given to…

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Caught by surprise… twice

Earlier this year, a long-time patient moved out of his home and into a memory care facility. It was a good decision. The right move at that stage in his illness. He is in a safe, secure and caring environment as he could no longer live safely at home. But at the clinic something surprised…

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