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  • 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

  • Gift Giving for Alzheimer’s Patients

    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.

  • 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.

  • 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?

  • 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

  • How Senior Helpers Charleston Can Help with Depression and Dementia

    July 30, 2018

    Recent studies have shown that dementia can be caused by or results from depression. Dementia is a body’s way of coping with extreme depression.

  • A Body in Motion Stays in Motion

    July 12, 2018

    Activities to Help Dementia Patients