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Here you will find helpful tips, loving advice, and useful information to make caring for an aging loved one a bit easier.

HIV Drugs May Soon Treat Alzheimer’s

The similarities between Alzheimer’s Disease and HIV are few and far between, but recent studies are being conducted showing that the HIV drug, Lamivudine, helps reduce inflammation which leads to several age-related health issues.

Brain Food

Food is healing, food is power, and food is comforting – something we know all too well here in the Lowcountry with amazing chefs from Sullivan’s Island, Isle of Palms, Mount Pleasant, to the Charleston Peninsula – so why wouldn’t food also be beneficial for those suffering from age-related illnesses? We all know that the food we consume now can be a preventative for future problems but can it also help heal what has already experienced damage?

Exercise is More than an Endorphin High

Everyone knows that exercise is an essential part of maintaining one’s health. Not only does exercise maintain muscle mass, boost the metabolism, and help maintain a healthy weight, but vigorous exercise also releases the hormone endorphin, which is known as the “feel-good” hormone. Endorphins provide a happy high that can become addictive.

Gut Health and Its Link to the Brain

You may have noticed a recent influx of talk about a healthy gut – no this isn’t referring to your actual waistline. Your gut is a mix of bacteria inside your intestines called microbiota. Your microbiota, similar to your fingerprint, is completely unique to you. Researchers are now learning that gut health is linked to almost everything relating to the health of our bodies.

The Future of Elder Care

The future of shopping, transportation, and music are all readily available in the palm of your hand or via a device such as Alexa or the Amazon Echo Dot, and transportation is readily available with apps like Uber or Lyft, so why wouldn’t elder care have similar technology available?

Welcome to 2019!

At the start of every year, millions of Americans write down their New Year’s Resolutions. Some of the top resolutions are to lose weight, exercise more, save money, and quit smoking. These are all great resolutions, but here is a list of resolutions specifically to take care of your brain.

Gift Giving for Alzheimer’s Patients

Gift giving is a fun tradition to observe during the holidays, but it can be stressful to think about what to give to your loved one suffering from dementia. Senior Helpers Charleston is here to provide you with some great gift ideas.

  1. The gift of music

    Music therapy for Alzheimer’s patients has been proven to help in the three stages of the…

Having a Happy Holiday

The holidays are a time to celebrate and bring together family and friends to light the menorah for Chanukah, hand out gifts on Christmas morning, or enjoy a feast for Kwanzaa, but the holidays can be a stressful time, especially for those who have a loved on suffering from dementia. Senior Helpers Charleston is here to help you make a holiday…

A Thanksgiving to be Thankful For

Bringing together family at the holidays is usually a cause for celebration, but with those who have family members that suffer from Dementia, it can cause anxiety and stress thinking about how to accommodate that person and make everyone feel welcome and comfortable.

Alzheimer’s Awareness Month

In 1983, President Ronald Reagan designated November as Alzheimer’s Awareness Month and it is still celebrated today.

 

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