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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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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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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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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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 can create more anxiety, depression and confusion. Normally we encourage socializing as a way to engage and find purpose, but this unprecedented challenge will hopefully…

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Coping with Health Anxiety

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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 anxiety. Health Anxiety: What is it? Anxiety about normal physical sensations, mild symptoms, or fear of having a certain disease. Can occur in people without…

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