Share Your Experience in Social Isolation

Online exercise classes, Facetiming with family, food delivery… we’re all figuring out ways to survive during quarantine. Whether it’s a struggle to manage your loved one’s care remotely, a strategy for passing the time or a small joy from your day, share your experience of self-isolation with us.

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Purging the Caregiver’s “House” in the New Year, Kondo-style

You may have heard about the new craze in home organization, developed by Marie Kondo, an organizing consultant and international best-selling author of “The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up”. Her book and new Netflix series are both dedicated to teaching folks how to declutter their homes, her philosophy being “keep only items that spark joy.” Sorting…

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A Change of Perspective

Written by Dr. Charles Edwards I recently read the book entitled Switch: How to Change Things When Change Is Hard, written by brothers Chip and Dan Heath. At first I was dismissive and (self-righteously) thought the authors should meet our Memory Center families if they wanted to catch a glimpse of people being faced with…

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Changing for the Better

In the summer of 1993 my mother was diagnosed with cancer and passed away in within two weeks. Those days were filled with medical appointments, tests and hospital visits. My sisters and I were trying to sort through all of the information that was coming at us while trying to help my parents make some…

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A Gift Worth Giving

This holiday season give yourself the GIFT of making the most of celebrating with your loved one with dementia. G– Give your visitors the opportunity to spend time with your loved one by having an assigned “buddy” to guide your family member during a celebration. This is comforting, especially if the buddy uses a soft…

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Thank you, Caregivers

Every November we celebrate Thanksgiving, but did you know it also happens to be National Caregivers’ Month? It could not be more fitting to celebrate both of these in the same month. Caregiving is often a thankless calling, but we are so grateful for what you do and want to take a moment to tell…

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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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Letting the Outside In

Finding outside caregivers for your loved one can be integral in helping to keep them living at home longer, or to provide more personal 1:1 care at a long term care center. This can take many forms- a volunteer from church coming to the house a few hours each week, a home health aide 5…

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Charlotte Neuroscience Foundation: Alzheimer’s Symposium Agenda

The Charlotte Neuroscience Foundation is proud to announce the program highlights for Alzheimer’s Symposium: The Challenges of Today + the Promise of Tomorrow. Join a nationally-recognized faculty for a curriculum designed to address the unique challenges presented by the Alzheimer’s patient and to explore the evolving science of prevention of this disease. Click HERE to view the program…

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Save the date…save your brain!

Thursday, October 1, 2015: Save Your Brain- The Fundraiser! We invite Memory Center Charlotte families, along with the larger Charlotte community to learn the latest approach for prevention of Alzheimer’s.  This dinner event supports our Foundation’s mission of education, outreach and treatment.  For ticket information, jcollman@memorycentercharlotte.com    Sponsored by:    

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