Juliet Holt Klinger

Juliet’s desire to improve life for those with dementia and their families began in high school, when she volunteered at a skilled nursing center in her Iowa hometown and felt drawn to seniors with dementia. A gerontologist, she has dedicated her three-decade career to this mission, serving as Brookdale’s senior director of dementia care program development since 2006. Juliet, who has had family members with dementia, participates on expert committees of the Dementia Action Alliance, Pioneer Network for culture change in long-term care, and Argentum, the senior living professional association. She is a sought after speaker for national conferences and health care meetings. Juliet lives in Chicago with her husband Christian and four-legged “daughter” Ruby.

A Reflection on New Relationships

Category: Health & Wellness 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

Category: Health & Wellness 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

Category: Health & Wellness 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

Why Physicians and Families Don't Want to Talk About Dementia

Category: Health & Wellness October 31, 2016

Does talking about dementia make you uncomfortable? If so, you would not be alone. Not only do many families avoid talking about this disease, to a large degree doctors do ... Read more

A Relationship that Weathered Lewy Body Dementia: Robin Williams and Susan Schneider Williams

Category: Health & Wellness October 04, 2016

One of the most compelling accounts of sustaining a relationship with a loved one with dementia has just come from Susan Schneider Williams, wife of the late comedian Robin Williams. ... Read more

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