Health & Wellness

Kim Estes, senior vice president of clinical services, writes about issues that affect men and women as they age. From planning for long-term care to getting more sleep, this is your one-stop-shop for all things aging.

Is Creativity More Than an Art? Science Seems to Think So

Brookdale Senior Living August 09, 2017

Plenty of research has been done on creativity and how it affects our brains, our moods, even our longevity. Is it any wonder we’ve come to discover there is a ... Read more

Are Supplements Safe?

Carol Cummings, BSN, RN August 07, 2017

Americans spend more than 30 billion dollars a year on vitamins, supplements and herbal remedies, according to a report in The Journal of Nutrition. But research on the benefits of ... Read more

Dementia and Sleep: Eight Tips to Keep Nighttime from Becoming a Nightmare

Juliet Holt Klinger July 24, 2017

Recently, I was visiting a Brookdale community and met Renee, the daughter of a new dementia care resident. Renee told me she was her mother’s full-time care partner prior to ... Read more

Four Reasons to See a Geriatrician

Kim Estes July 17, 2017

If you would like the elder in your life to experience optimal health, consider booking an appointment with a geriatrician, an expert in issues associated with aging. Having worked with ... Read more

Bring Your Best Friend With You When You Move Into Senior Living

Brookdale Senior Living July 12, 2017

The fear of having to give up a beloved pet is among the top emotional reasons seniors resist moving into a senior living arrangement, according to an informal survey by ... Read more

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