“When I was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease five years ago, my practical side took over. 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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Dr. Sanjay Iyer and caregiver Roy Weinberger talked about Parkinson’s caregiving and becoming a patient advocate in our October, 2021 Take Charge Live workshop.

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

April is Parkinson's Awareness Month

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 what we can still do today.”  That powerful message is echoed by many of my patients whose spirits shine through their art, music, crafts and…

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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 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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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, 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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Gentle Bed Exercises to Start Your Day

exercises in bed

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 gentle bed exercise tutorial by Marissa Brooks, a therapist who has practiced for over 27 years and specializes in fall prevention and aging in place.…

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