Alice’s Clubhouse: Making a Tough Job a Little Easier

Outside photo of Alice’s Clubhouse on Bowman Road in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina.

Being a caregiver is tough. Being a caregiver for someone with memory loss can be really tough. Alice’s Clubhouse, the first medical model memory care day center in the Lowcountry, was created five years ago to help those with memory loss and their caregivers to live calmer, better and more fulfilling lives. “The Clubhouse is … Read more

Travel and The Brain

Graphic of traveling

Whether they are enjoying a relaxing cruise, a trip to an exotic country or a simple journey through the woods to Grandma’s house, most travelers readily agree that escaping daily routines and surroundings, even for a short time, improves their mental health. What may be less obvious is that new scenery and new activities also … Read more

A Walk to End Alzheimer’s

Walk to End Alzheimer's

The Alzheimer’s Association is committed to ending Alzheimer’s disease and all other dementia by leading in global research, promoting risk reduction and early detection and advancing quality care and support. Alzheimer’s, which affects memory, thinking and behavior, attacks almost 100,000 South Carolinians over the age of 65 – a number that is expected to rise … Read more

Keeping Comfortable at Home

Staff from Comfort Keepers assisting senior

The phrase “elevating the human spirit” is not just a catchy tag line, it is a daily mission for the employees of Comfort Keepers. The organization, which serves Florence, Sumter, Columbia, Mount Pleasant and Summerville, specializes in providing nonmedical home-care services for a wide range of clients. Each caregiver, or “comfort keeper,” employed by the … Read more

Dementia Live Experience at Mount Pleasant Gardens Alzheimer’s Special Care Center

Dementia Live Experience partpicipants at Mount Pleasant Gardens Alzheimer’s Special Care Center

As you walk around the room, your vision appears fuzzy, and you can only see what’s directly ahead of you. A cacophony of voices distracts you, and overstimulation makes focusing difficult. You’ve been assigned a series of seemingly simple tasks like buttoning up three buttons on a shirt, folding four pillowcases and stacking measuring cups, … Read more

Caregivers: The Importance of Comfort Keepers

Comfort Keepers

Like many, David Coker, owner of Comfort Keepers, experienced a year full of challenges and changes in 2020. He owns franchise offices for this nonmedical in-home care company in Florence, Sumter, Columbia, Mount Pleasant and Summerville. Coker and his staff adapted quickly to the COVID-19 way of life, however, and were able to provide not … Read more