A Precarious Journey to Memory Care

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 Read More

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”. Read More

NO TOMORROW

This poem was written in 2017 by Edmund Fitzgerald who was a caregiver for his wife Pat. The frightened look, the unformed words. Sadness in your eyes, a cry for help. Unable to understand, to accept. Your womanhood is slipping away. There is no yesterday, hardly a tomorrow. Our worlds closing in, friends lost. Simple Read More

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 Read More

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