One Family at a Time
Behind every patient is a story. A family. A history. Love.
It's our privilege to step into the lives of patients and families, and to offer support during a difficult and vulnerable time. Here are just a few of their stories.
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A lifetime of catching curveballs prepared him for the challenges of caregiving.
“Pam is the dearest thing in my life. MMC honors that.”
“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.”
“No one is schooled in how to be an advocate or a caregiver. Luckily, I had some skills I could adapt.”
“They gave me the tools and time I needed”
“MMC helped us peel back the veil”
Dr. Charles Edwards and caregiver Tracey Reading had a candid, heartfelt conversation about the stages of dementia from the perspective of a caregiver.
An essay written by one of our caregivers, shared with permission.
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…