Brookdale Blogs

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

Juliet Holt Klinger 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

How long do you want to live?

Carol Cummings, BSN, RN October 10, 2016

A recent analysis by Dr. Jan Vijg and his team at Albert Einstein College suggests that the upper limit of longevity tops out at around 115 years old. These findings, ... Read more

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

Juliet Holt Klinger 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

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Carol Cummings, BSN, RN October 03, 2016

Every two to three minutes a woman in the US is diagnosed with breast cancer.  I personally know one woman who was diagnosed this year, one who was diagnosed last ... Read more