Top 3 Benefits an Activity Companion Brings

Top 3 Benefits an Activity Companion Brings

For families and caregivers, the decision to bring an Activity Companion to meet with their loved ones for the first time can be a difficult decision.

Here at Mon Ami, we strongly believe Activity Companions can bring positive enrichment to your loved ones’ lives. Our Mon Ami Families that have booked our Activity Companions have shared with us numerous positive experiences.

We highlight what we believe are the top 3 benefits an Activity Companion can bring…

Play at Any Age: 5 Tips for Grandkids & Grandparents to Find the Fun

Play at Any Age: 5 Tips for Grandkids & Grandparents to Find the Fun

Play is not just for kids but has an important role for adults and seniors too.  It’s been well-documented that play leads to healthier brain development in children, and it continues to provide benefits through adulthood.  Play is the act of doing something for its own sake, for pleasure and enjoyment and not for an outcome.  Can you think of the last time you played?

Here at Mon Ami…

5 Tips for Seniors Starting a Memoir

5 Tips for Seniors Starting a Memoir

Oral history projects leave a crucial legacy for family, friends, and communities. Many of the families we work with at Mon Ami love to spend this time reflecting. But the biggest barrier is often, where do I start? Particularly for people with early- or mid-stage dementia, whether from Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, or other conditions, the task can seem impossible. But everyone with communication has stories to tell. These tips can make the project much easier.

1.      Find a buddy…

Families of Mon Ami: Ralph and Claudie

Families of Mon Ami: Ralph and Claudie

Claudie cares for her husband, Ralph, who was diagnosed with Parkinson's three years ago. Ralph and Claudie have lived full, beautiful lives, and Ralph wanted to capture their experiences in a memoir. Claudie wanted someone who could help him and entertain Ralph at the same time. When they found Madeline, Ralph's Activity Companion, they found the answer to both of their desires.

Families of Mon Ami: Natalie and Astrid

Families of Mon Ami: Natalie and Astrid

At 97, Natalie’s mother Astrid is still a firecracker; she has a dry wit and an incredible sense for storytelling. But she’s not as mobile as she used to be, and many of her days would center on watching TV news for hours. When Natalie heard about Mon Ami, she was skeptical that a few visits could change their lives, but she was willing to try it out; little did she know how meaningful the time could be.