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  • Benefits of Having Companionship Services as Part of In-home Care

    January 25, 2023

    Social isolation in seniors has been linked to early mortality. To help combat the negative effects of loneliness and isolation, here are the ways having companionship can help.

  • How to Prepare Your Home's Guest Room for Relatives With Dementia

    December 27, 2022

    The festive season is here! It is one of the most anticipated times of the year. From holiday travels and gifts exchange to going on vacation and hosting get-togethers, people worldwide celebrate the season in their unique way. Nobody wants to miss out on the fun, including the seniors, during this time.

  • What to Expect if You’re Flying With a Relative With Early Dementia

    December 23, 2022

    From holidays to special events, there will be times when you need to fly with a relative who is struggling with early dementia. Someone struggling with early dementia might have trouble with memory and expressing their thoughts and words. This can make it challenging to fly with them.

  • 4 Low-Sugar Holiday Recipes That Are Perfect for American Diabetes Month

    December 1, 2022

    Those with diabetes can sometimes struggle to maintain their blood sugar. Here are 4 low-sugar holiday recipes perfect for American Diabetes Month.

  • Try These 5 Puzzles to Celebrate National Game and Puzzle Week

    November 21, 2022

    National Game and Puzzle Week is a celebration of games and puzzles spanning Thanksgiving week. Try these 5 puzzles to celebrate with seniors!

  • How to Prepare for the End of Daylight Saving Time on November 6

    October 25, 2022

    How do you prepare for the end of daylight saving time on November 6? Try some of these important strategies to prepare.

     

  • 3 Signs of Seasonal Affective Disorder for Seniors

    October 24, 2022

    Some people begin to experience symptoms of Seasonal Affective Disorder in the fall. Here are signs of SAD for seniors.

  • 4 Ways to Stop Shorter Days From Impacting Quality of Life in Fall and Winter

    October 17, 2022

    For many seniors, the colder seasons are challenging. Here are 4 ways to stop shorter days from impacting quality of life in fall and winter.

  • 6 Mental and Emotional Benefits of Demonstrating Gratitude

    September 28, 2022

    Being grateful is one of the best ways to live a happier life. Here are 6 mental and emotional benefits of demonstrating gratitude.

  • Aging Together: Things That Change as Senior Dogs Get Older | Senior Helpers Charleston

    September 22, 2022

    Senior dogs have unique and specific needs. As they approach their golden years, different care requirements may become necessary. Senior citizens and their caregivers are smart to be prepared so they can make sure their aging dog is living the best life possible. Knowing what changes to expect is a good way to start.

  • How Often Should Seniors Get Their Eyes Checked? And Other Tips for Senior Eye Health

    September 2, 2022

    How often should seniors get their eyes checked? Here are a few tips from Senior Helpers Charleston for maintaining senior eye health.

  • HIV Drugs May Soon Treat Alzheimer’s

    March 18, 2019

    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

    March 4, 2019

    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

    February 12, 2019

    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

    February 11, 2019

    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

    January 7, 2019

    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!

    January 1, 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.

  • Having a Happy Holiday

    December 6, 2018

  • A Thanksgiving to be Thankful For

    November 21, 2018

    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

    November 15, 2018

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

  • The Life of a CNA

    October 14, 2018

    Senior Helpers Charleston employs Certified Nursing Assistants (CNA) to provide in-home healthcare for elderly patients. But what does this actually mean? What does a CNA do?

  • New Studies Focus on Alzheimer’s Prevention

    October 14, 2018

    Imagine a world without cognitive decline. At Senior Helpers Charleston, we would love to see a cure for Alzheimer's and Dementia.

  • Eating Well in the Lowcountry

    September 26, 2018

    Charleston’s Healthiest Restaurants and Grocery Stores

  • Food for Thought

    September 3, 2018

    How certain foods affect the brain