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Good Habits to Protect Your Brain from Alzheimer’s

Studies on brain health show there is growing evidence that people can reduce their risk of cognitive decline by embracing healthy lifestyle habits. Combining these good habits will achieve maximum benefit for the brain and body. The Alzheimer’s Association reminds us that it is never too late or too early to incorporate healthy habits into […]

Insights into Losses Affecting Seniors

Companion Care conducts specialized trainings for their caregivers every month focusing on acquiring new skills and understanding clients’ needs. At the most recent training, our guest speaker was Dr. Mary A. Johnson, author of A Caregiver’s Guide: Insights into the Later Years. This book is filled with wisdom gained from her real life experiences as […]

Is Your Lighting Keeping You Awake?

Sleep can be a problem for adults of all ages, but elders can be particularly affected. Lack of continuous sleep for at least seven hours a night can cause a variety of health issues. Some seniors, particularly those with dementia, may become agitated at night. Recent studies are helping concerned family members to tackle this […]

Safety and Communication – Two Reasons to Find a Solution for Hearing Loss

Many of us have friends or parents who are hard of hearing. It is not only a challenge in everyday communication and personal safety, but recent studies have shown that hearing loss can exacerbate the development of dementia. This is another reason why solutions should be pursued to improve hearing if possible. Hearing aids work […]

Post-Acute Care Patients Stay Happier and Healthier With In-Home Care

Our country is rapidly aging. The numbers of those over 65 years old will increase from 14.8% of the population (2015) to 18.8% of Americans in 2025. This growth is a huge increase from 47.7 million to 65 million, many of whom will need post-acute care. Current Medicare spending per beneficiary aged 75-84 is 70 […]

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