Brookdale Blogs

New Technology Trends - What Really Matters to Seniors?

Andrew Smith July 31, 2017

I stood in an expansive hotel foyer behind a table with a little white sign that said Technology and Innovation, setting out various gadgets, robotic pets and flyers. A woman who looked to be in her 80s walked up to me and asked, “What’s that contrap... 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 the move. I asked how they were both adjusting to her mother’s new living a... 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 seniors my entire career, I’ve come to truly appreciate how geri... 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 author and senior real estate specialist Bruce Nemovitz. When he asked seniors t... Read more

Caring for Someone with Dementia: Five Activities for Engagement

Juliet Holt Klinger July 10, 2017

One of the most crucial ingredients when caring for someone with dementia is meaningful engagement, which is proven to have a powerful positive impact for people living with Alzheimer’s and dementia. But many families wonder what engagement really is... Read more

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