Take Charge live education program

The next Take Charge! Live event is September 28th: A Care Giver's Journey

Register now for the next Take Charge! Live session.

What is Take Charge! Live?

Take Charge! Live is MMC's free caregiver education series that covers a variety of topics designed to help prepare you to care for your loved one over the course of their diagnosis. Registration is free and open to all MMC Caregivers.

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What Happened at our Last Event?

Click here for a video from our most recent Take Charge! LIVE event.

Past Topics

Memory & Movement Charlotte Update from Dr. Charles Edwards, II and Executive Director Janet LeClair and a Take Charge! Overview with Robyn Wolkofsky, PA and Shelly Sedory, RN

Memory & Movement Overview

Charles Edwards, MD and Sanjay Iyer, MD give an overview of memory and movement disorders including dementia, Alzheimer's Disease, Parkinson's Disease and more.

Take Charge! Caring for Your Loved One and Yourself

Robyn Wolkofsky, PA-C will walk you through your caregiving journey, touching on caregiver stress and how to Take Charge! of your loved one's diagnosis.

Neurology Wellness

An overview of normal aging, Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI) Neuroplasty, and wellness strategies achieved through a transformational model of change.

Safety & Medication

Navigating scams, firearms, wandering, fall risks, medications and more with your loved one.

Parkinson's: More Than a Movement Disorder

Sanjay Iyer, MD gives an overview of some of the less common symptoms of Parkinson's Disease.

Know Your Resources: Your Home & Community Options

Kelly Markiewitz, PT lays out all your options when your loved one can no longer live independently.

Addressing Challenging Behaviors

What to do when you experience significant or abrupt change and how to deal with challenging behavior your loved one may exhibit over the course of their diagnosis.

Dementia Communication Dos and Don'ts & End of Life

Chris Ryskiewich, RN and Charles Edwards, MD walk you through communicating with your loved one in late stages of dementia and how to prepare for end of life.

About Take Charge! Live Education Programs


Take Charge! Live is an education program which includes monthly presentations by experts aimed at a variety of audiences (caregivers, patients, Charlotte community).  The first session is a formal introduction to the Take Charge! Program. Future programs will tackle complex issues including strategies to avoid scams, handling difficult conversations, managing a movement disorder and dealing with the stigma of memory loss. You will also hear from caregivers who are grappling with many of these issues.

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