Having a companion at home can be extremely beneficial for the elderly. Not only can a senior companion help with daily activities such as walking, but a companion can also practice teetering skills, which can improve circulation. Senior companions can also help the senior maintain their cognitive ability by playing games with them. Although mental sharpness is important in general for seniors, it is even more important for those suffering from dementia or Alzheimer’s. Loneliness is a serious health problem.