Novant Health Maplewood Family Medicine

Novant Health Maplewood Family Medicine is dedicated to help you live and enjoy a long and healthy life. We provide a medical home for you that includes prevention, open access, and state of the art electronic health records.

Come in any time and let us WOW you with our unique delivery healthcare that fits your lifestyle.


Our family medicine providers are trained in all major medical areas, allowing them to care for you and your entire family.


Our practice features a variety of tests & procedures to assist in the prevention, early detection and treatment of disease.


At Maplewood Family Medicine, our lab allows you to have throat cultures, urinalysis and blood tests completed.


We also offer physicals, flu clinics for established patients, minor fracture care, a weekend clinic, and more.


Dementia: A Guide for Carers and Caregivers

Every day, 250 people in Australia are diagnosed with dementia and this year, at least 459,000 Australians will live with the debilitating disease. But more than the effects of dementia, it’s the journey between the patient and his caregivers that’s most important, as this disease is more psychological and emotional than it is physical.

So what should you do when someone you love has dementia?

  • Educate yourself about the disease.

Dementia is a progressive disease with no cure. So the next best thing that you can do is understand the disease to be able to give your loved one the best quality of life possible. Know the risk factors for dementia, learn about the progression of the disease, and find out what kind of support you can give to your loved one through this journey.

  • Seek professional advice.

Since dementia is a serious health condition, it’s best to seek the advice of a professional in dealing with this disease. Although you can only treat the symptoms of dementia and prevent complications, it’s very important to work with a good healthcare team in making sure that your loved one still gets to live a normal life even when dealing with the disease.

  • Establish routines. 

As the disease progresses, your loved one might find it hard to perform activities that were once part of his daily life. This is when it’s important to establish fixed routines and schedules to help the patient avoid confusion and keep him on track with activities of daily living to give him as much independence as possible.

  • Learn to be patient with your loved one.

Dementia can cause frustration, anxiety and even depression, especially when your loved one starts to feel that he has no control over his memory anymore. There will be times when he’d be irritable and impatient, which means that you have to be patient with your loved one to avoid arguments that could frustrate him even further. Instead of raising your voice, try to talk to your loved one in a comforting and loving manner. 

  • Keep your loved one safe.

Patients suffering from dementia are more prone to a lot of dangers, especially as the disease progresses. Being forgetful could put your loved one at risk for getting lost, so it’s very important to never let him go out of the house or drive alone. You should also avoid any hazards around your home and if possible, always have someone to accompany your loved one without taking away too much of his independence.

Caring for a person with dementia is no easy feat. While you’re dealing with the emotional burden of seeing your loved one’s memory deteriorate, you also need to make sure that he’s properly cared for and safe. 

But if that means that you’re giving your loved one the chance to enjoy his life even with dementia, it’s worth all the effort. Remember that dementia should never stop you from living a great life with your loved one, so have fun and make the most of the time you have with him. 


4 French Skincare Brands That Should Be on Your Beauty Radar

There’s just something about French skincareproducts that make them more attractive than others. Maybe, it’s the way French women take care of their skin that leave others wanting to chime in on their secrets. Or perhaps it’s the fact that everything French screams opulence, luxury, and sophistication.

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But more than anything, French skincare, whether tips or brands, are proven to be effective and easy to use, containing only natural ingredients that make them quintessential for your every day routine. So which of these brands should be in your beauty radar?


A lot of influential Parisians swear by French pharmacy brand Nuxe, especially its most popular product Huile Prodigieuse. This iconic multi-use dry oil offers perfect moisture for the face, body and hair, making it a favourite among celebrities and makeup artists. Recently, Nuxe also launched its Nuxe Crème Fraiche de Beaute, a moisturiser containing tiny mineral particles to give you that unmistakable glow each time they catch the light when you move. The product also contains a mix of camellia, hazelnut, sweet almond, borage, macadamia, and argan oils that offer supple hydration.


Talika is most known for its eye mask that contains a blend of essential oils like safflower, avocado, rose, and wheat germ that help reduce puffiness and inflammation along the eye area. Those who tried this French eye therapy patch noticed changes just 30 minutes after applying it on the eyes. This eye mask is also perfect for long haul flights when you need to keep the eye area moisturised. A lot of French women also swear by Talika’s eyelash conditioning cream that helps create thicker and fuller lashes that you won’t need to wear extensions or false eyelashes ever again. 


Almost every editor, model, celebrity and makeup artist knows about cult French moisturizer Embryolisse. French women have used the brand for many years, but it became so popular in the U.S. after makeup artists discovered its products. Embryolisse’s most popular product is the Crème Anti-Age Global, which contains all the ingredients you’d want for a younger-looking skin, including hyaluronic acid and vitamin E. Those who tried the product attest to its nourishing, hydrating and plumping effects, and it even smoothes fine lines after continued use. 


The brand’s beauty elixir is one of the most purchased French skincare products in the world, so it’s no surprising that Caudalie is a must-have for anyone who wanted to look younger and more radiant. This complexion treatment has ingredients like rose, mint, and rosemary that balance, tone, and soothe the skin while making you feel as relaxed as if you were in a spa.

The French really know beauty like the back of their hands. They’re known for effortless, low-maintenance skincare routines that use only the best products from these brands. So if you want to look as young, radiant and glowing as these French women, you’d have to try one or all of these brands at some point because they’re definitely worth the investment. If you love their skincare products, you should also try French fashion.
And if you want to learn more about beauty, read Beauticate for some useful tips.

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