ON YOUR MIND with Dr. Chuck Edwards

Memory & Movement Charlotte's founding physician Dr. Chuck Edwards explores what's "ON YOUR MIND" - a series of straight-talking, candid discussions about aging, caregiving and cognitive health from someone who knows.

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Season Two

Season Two of "On Your Mind" is possible with generous support from The Cannon Foundation.

S2 E8: Life of a Caregiver: After (featuring Linde Carley)

A continuation of a conversation that began in Season 1. After a 7-year caregiving journey, Linde’s husband has passed away. Eighteen months later, Dr. Edwards checks in.

S2 E7: The Story Behind the Story (featuring Ken Garfield)

A conversation about Dr. Edwards’ second book – Late Fragment: Notes on the Later Stages of Life – and the process of writing it, with the book’s editor.

S2 E6: Five More Common Mistakes of Aging

Aging is universal, and we can flourish in our later years – if we understand and embrace the process. Five more often overlooked strategies.

S2 E5: Secrets of a Super Ager (feat. guest Manuel Zapata)

Why do some people age "better" than others? Dr. Edwards talks with a longtime friend and "super ager" about the lifestyle, attitude and environment that may contribute.

S2 E4: The Decision – Part 2 (feat. guests Hannah Dickerson and Kelly Markiewitz)

How to know when more care is needed, the transition to long-term care, and resources that can help.

S2 E3: From a Distance – Part 1 (feat. guest Hannah Dickerson)

The challenges of caregiving from a distance, and how to know when it's time to move closer.

S2 E2: Confusion: Making Sense of Treatments for Alzheimer’s (feat. guest Dr. Aris Chaconas)

Drug therapies and trials are changing quickly. A straightforward conversation that makes sense of the research.

S2 E1: Keep Moving

A deep dive into Parkinson’s disease – understanding it, living with it, diagnosing and treating it. 

Season One: Living with an Aging Brain

S1 E7: Five Common Mistakes of Aging

Aging is universal, and we can flourish in our later years – if we understand and embrace the process.

S1 E6: Life of a Caregiver: The Final Stage (feat. guest Chris Jones)

Dr. Edwards welcomes caregiver Chris Jones, who describes caring for her husband during the last stages of his illness and how she’s found new purpose in the months and years since.

S1 E5: Life of a Caregiver: From the Trenches (feat. guest Linde Carley)

Dr. Edwards welcomes Linde Carley, who is caring for her husband who has Lewy Body Dementia. A frank discussion about the double-edged sword of insight, the stages of caregiving, and the effect on the marital relationship.

S1 E4: Understanding an Anxious World

Anxiety. We live in an anxious world, for any age. A discussion about how to live with anxiety, tempered with forgiveness.

S1 E3: What Now? Finding Dignity and Peace After a Dementia Diagnosis

We’re all in this journey together. Dr. Edwards explores a dementia diagnosis from the perspectives of a patient and a caregiver, the tension between safety and dignity, and strategies to achieve both.

S1 E2: Science & Strategies for Living with an Aging Brain

As we age, our faces change. Our hair color changes. Why wouldn’t our brains change? Dr. Edwards explains the way our brains age, and how to know what’s normal and what could be a sign of disease.

S1 E1: A Tale of a Twist

Who is Chuck Edwards and why should anyone care what he has to say? He’s a heart surgeon with a twist at the end of his career…one that sparked his interest in aging and led him to open a nonprofit clinic for families living with progressive memory and movement disorders.