Entries by Janet Tompkins

Make Holiday Shopping Easy with Comfort Companions

This year 56% of people surveyed by the National Retail Federation said they plan to do some holiday shopping online. In just a few short years, online shopping has gone from being a novelty to being one of the primary gift-buying vehicles for a majority of Americans. It’s easy to see the allure of online […]

Walking with a Purpose: Supporting the Alzheimer’s Association

If you’re looking for something to do this fall, let me suggest finding a Walk to End Alzheimer’s going on near you. It’s as easy as visiting the website and entering your zip code. Throughout the months of September and October, all across the nation, communities are holding walks to help raise awareness of Alzheimer’s […]

The Birth of Daisy: The Origins of the Comfort Companion

The Birth of Daisy: The Origins of the Comfort Companion The Comfort Companions line consists of a wide variety of soft comfort creatures, from dolls to animals to pillows, designed to relieve stress and bring comfort to people of all ages, especially the elderly and small children, as well as pets. But did you know […]

Stress-Free Travel with your Furry Family Member

Stress-Free Travel with your Furry Family Member Summer is here, and that means family vacations, road trips and lots of outdoor fun. For many Americans, we’re not just loading up the car with kids and luggage. A recent survey by the American Pet Products Association found that 37% of pet owners travel with their pets, […]

Improving the Quality of Life for Dementia Patients

Improving the Quality of Life for Dementia Patients So much of the time when we talk about issues facing people with dementia, the focus is on tips for prevention or news about treatment options. Those are both very important, but for the millions of Americans living with Alzheimer’s or dementia, maintaining a good quality of […]

Mother’s Day Gift for Alzheimer’s & Dementia Suffers

Mother’s Day Gift for Alzheimer’s & Dementia Suffers  With Mother’s Day just around the corner, many people are buying cards and making plans to celebrate with their mothers. It’s a time to give a little back to the women in our lives who have given us so much. But for children caring for a mother […]

Helping Ease Anxiety in Kids

Anxiety is a normal part of childhood. We all remember worrying about the first day of school each year, stressing out about a test, or clinging to mom rather than spending the night away from home at a friend’s house. This type of anxiety is like a phase that will come and go. Some children […]

Lake Wylie Church Donates Comfort Companion Dolls

Relevant Church in Lake Wylie, South Carolina, donates Comfort Companions to Lake Wylie Assisted Living. Based in North Carolina, Comfort Companion creates dolls designed for dementia sufferers. John Marks/jmarks@lakewyliepilot.com Read more here: http://www.heraldonline.com/news/local/community/lake-wylie-pilot/#storylink=cpy