As we age, we now know our cognitive health and brain health both start to decline over time. Studies continue to show there are many strategies to help prevent brain aging and stay sharp longer. Here are 5 strategies proven to fight brain aging and jumpstart your cognitive health: 1. Maintain Stable Blood Pressure and Cholesterol Levels Many seniors are often shocked to find out there's a correlation between heart disease and Alzheimer's disease. But consider how the vascula
Planning for holiday travel or activities with loved ones who are ill or have a chronic disease can be stressful, but it doesn't have to be overwhelming. Many of our clients are able to travel with or without their loved ones during this busy season, and we are proud to help you plan for success either way. Here are a few tips to keep in mind as you enter the holiday season: 1. Traveling with your loved one who suffers from Alzheimer's or Dementia may not be realistic without
A client of ours contacted us several months ago about scheduling some daytime companionship for her mother. She has Alzheimer's and has been struggling for several years to maintain her lifestyle and stay in her home. After a scary incident at home, her daughter made the decision to move in with her mom permanently to take over her care herself, but utilizing Kind Companions to fill in the gaps when she went to work in the mornings and ran errands, doctor appointments, etc.
We have heard a lot recently about the link between foods and the affect they have on your mind and body. Many are limiting sugar and processed foods, and trying to limit processed foods as much as possible. We have already learned many of the benefits of fatty fish and dark chocolate, but there appears to be a new diet out there that could potentially reduce your risk of developing Alzheimer's disease. It's called the MIND diet, which stands for Mediterranean-DASH Interventi
The month of February often brings up feelings of love and nostalgia, especially around Valentine's Day. But for caregivers and family members who care for someone with Alzheimer's or Dementia, showing love can sometimes be challenging or stressful. But loving someone with Dementia can also be fulfilling and bring happiness to your life, as well as those around you, if you remember a few things. 1. Practice Self-Care You know how when you're on an airplane and the flight atte
Often times, our clients' adult children come to us for advice on how best to care for their parents during a tough time, such as an illness or recovering from surgery. Perhaps they have never been in that caregiver role before, at least with their own parents, and they aren't sure the best course of action. Even if you've raised children or worked in an environment where you cared for the sick or disabled, nothing quite prepares you to take care of a parent or grandparent on