Brookdale Blogs

It's No Small Matter: The High Cost of Dementia

Brookdale Senior Living January 03, 2017

Millions of Americans each year choose to care for a loved one with dementia at home instead of using a senior living community. But the amount of time and money ... Read more

Three Gifts Grandparents Bring to the Family

Carol Cummings, BSN, RN December 26, 2016

This is one of my favorite weeks of the year  – time between Christmas and New Year’s. It is sort of holiday and sort of not. It’s like the rest at ... Read more

A Reflection on New Relationships

Juliet Holt Klinger November 28, 2016

As the number of individuals and families affected by dementia soars, more issues related to it are coming to public attention than ever before. One that has started to emerge ... Read more

A Non-Pharmacological Approach: Meeting the Unmet Needs of Someone with Dementia

Juliet Holt Klinger November 21, 2016

November is National Alzheimer’s Awareness month, a time to educate people on the disease. Most often, the headlines are about the latest statistics or finding a cure. People don’t often ... Read more

Handling Family Disagreements about Dementia Symptoms, Diagnosis

Juliet Holt Klinger November 07, 2016

Family strife over dementia can occur even before the disease is identified. There can be a dispute about whether a loved one’s forgetfulness and other behavior merit visiting a doctor. ... Read more

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