Brookdale Blogs

Allure Takes a Stand Against Ageism, but We Still Have Far to Go

Carol Cummings, BSN, RN August 22, 2017

This week, Allure Magazine announced that they will no longer use the term “anti-aging” in their publication. Their motivation is valid; anything you have to preface with “anti” must be bad, as in anti-war or anti-fungal. They back up their statement... Read more

Tech Tips: Choosing the Right Social Media Platform

Christopher Leech August 16, 2017

Social media may seem like a fad for younger generations, but Pew Research shows that 69 percent of adults are active online. In fact, 34 percent of people 65 and older use at least one form of social media. In addition, a European study found that s... Read more

Understanding the Fall Risks that Come with Aging

Kim Estes August 14, 2017

As a mom, I vividly remember watching my kids take many falls. From their first shaky steps to rambunctious high school basketball games, I was always impressed when they got back up and kept going, even with a few bumps or bruises. As we age though,... Read more

Dementia Care vs Nursing Homes

Juliet Holt Klinger August 09, 2017

Recently, I met a daughter who was visiting one of Brookdale’s Clare Bridge dementia care communities and was astonished to find residents tending to a flourishing garden with a dog by their side. It never occurred to her that a dementia care setting... 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 most supplements show very mixed results, and only about 23 percent o... Read more

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