They say necessity is the mother of invention. That is absolutely true in Dr. Meredith’s case. After her grandfather was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease, she saw her family struggle with unique challenges such as feeling alone and isolated, feeling like her grandfather was losing himself to a chronic disease, and losing the fun in his life. She was able to help her family navigate the complicated path and find a community that helped her grandfather feel supported and like himself again. This allowed her family to enjoy her grandfather in the role he wore best, himself.
Dr. Meredith had been working as a neuro rehabilitative physical therapist for some time and saw similar experiences occurring with her clients and their families, especially in the Parkinson’s community. Dr. Meredith was determined to take the challenges she and her family had faced and create a new experience for those affected by Parkinson’s Disease.
After moving to Denver, Dr. Meredith began by growing a successful outpatient program for a local therapy office. When limitations and challenges prevented her from creating the supportive community she knew was needed for people with Parkinson’s, she founded Roberts Empowered Movement Center. This community has grown to support people affected by Parkinson’s all over the Denver area. Since then she has empowered many individuals to take back the control and “Be YOU, not Parkinson’s”.