Ask the Senior & Assisted Living Expert – Chole Kilkenny

Ask the Senior & Assisted Living Expert – Chole Kilkenny Everyday Activities … Exercise in Disguise You hear it all the time… exercise is good for you. It is important for your physical, mental and emotional health. It makes you stronger, improves balance, controls weight, boosts energy, reduces stress and brightens your outlook on life. […]

Ask the Senior & Assisted Living Expert – Chole Kilkenny

Ask the Senior & Assisted Living Expert – Chole Kilkenny 6 Ways to Reignite the Joy of Eating For most of our lives, eating brings us great pleasure. We have our favourite dishes, our staples, our nutritional considerations, our comfort foods and our treats. This love affair with food tends to be a world-wide phenomenon, […]

Ask the Senior & Assisted Living Expert – Chole Kilkenny

Ask the Senior & Assisted Living Expert – Chole Kilkenny Seniors and pets: can they stay together? Creature Comfort… Aging with Pet Love For centuries, humans have enjoyed deeply nurturing and enriching bonds with their pets. Creatures of all kinds can lift our spirits, comfort us, shower us with affection and surround us with boundless […]

Ask the Senior & Assisted Living Expert – Ed Sandau

Ask the Senior & Assisted Living Expert – Ed Sandau Caregiver Relief: Respite care can allow a caregiver a much needed break In order to maintain the healthy relationship between the caregiver and senior, caregivers often use the time that respite care gives them to take a “caregiver vacation”. Perhaps there is a long-awaited vacation […]

Ask the Senior & Assisted Living Expert – Ed Sandau

Ask the Senior & Assisted Living Expert – Ed Sandau Maintain Your Brain: Food and Water For years scientists have explored the relationship between diet and brain development and within the plenty decade there has been plenty of research aimed at understanding how specific foods affect brain function. For instance, a 2014 study conducted by […]

Ask the Senior & Assisted Living Expert – Ed Sandau

Ask the Senior & Assisted Living Expert – Ed Sandau Maintain Your Brain: Socialize and Get More Sleep What research does consistently reveal is that certain activities and practices can prove beneficial in helping us stay sharp. In this discussion we consider what research has to say about two other vital aspect of brain health […]

Ask the Senior & Assisted Living Expert – Ed Sandau

Ask the Senior & Assisted Living Expert – Ed Sandau Maintain Your Brain: Vary Your Routine Many of us love our daily rituals and routines; they help us to feel a sense of control and manageability in our lives. Older adults tend to be especially attached to their routines, mainly because many of them find […]

Ask the Senior & Assisted Living Expert – Ed Sandau

Ask the Senior & Assisted Living Expert – Ed Sandau Maintain Your Brain: Activities We all know the brain is incredibly wondrous and intricate, but what we don’t always consider is that it is also high-maintenance. We need to nurture it with positive thoughts and pleasant images to counter all that is negative and unpleasant […]

Ask the Senior & Assisted Living Expert – Ed Sandau

Ask the Senior & Assisted Living Expert – Ed Sandau Boundless Giving: Caregivers Soldier On Ensure that you secure your own oxygen mask before assisting others. It’s that simple – take care of yourself first; take care of your loved ones second. Caregiving for an aging family member is no small feat. It’s a herculean […]

Ask the Senior & Assisted Living Expert – Ed Sandau

Ask the Senior & Assisted Living Expert – Ed Sandau Seniors on the Road: to Drive or not to Drive? As we progress into our senior years it can be difficult to alter lifelong patterns – especially those that we associate with freedom and independence. Driving is one such activity that many aging adults are […]