Brookdale Blogs

At Brookdale, we pride ourselves on being on the cutting edge of senior care. We also love to talk about the ways that we engage with our seniors. On our blog you’ll find lots of great reads — from snapshots of health advice to a peek behind the curtain at what makes our company tick.

Alzheimer's and Dementia Care: Eight Steps for Dealing with Dementia Behaviors

Juliet Holt Klinger April 13, 2017

One of the painful aspects of Alzheimer’s and dementia is the way it can seem to shift the person you love into acting like someone else. Perhaps you’ve always cherished your father’s gentle nature, but now he is frequently angry and raises his voice... Read more

Celebrating National Sibling Day: A Brookdale Resident Reunites with her Brothers

Brookdale Senior Living April 10, 2017

Sibling relationships are often the longest friendships of our lives. For Rama McCarty, 87, that is true of her relationship with her brothers, Cordell and Duell. Neither distance nor the effects of early stage dementia could shake their loving bond.... Read more

Tax Time Friend

Virginia Wylie April 08, 2017

The year I wrote this poem was the first but not last time I used a CPA at tax time. Who is this I see Flopped flat upon the floor? Can’t take it any more Papers scattered all around Once neat files that can’t be found Pencils broken, erasers chewed ... Read more

Tech Tips: 10 Tips for Teaching Technology to Seniors

Christopher Leech April 04, 2017

“Can you teach my mom?” That’s the first thing people ask me after I tell them I develop programs that teach seniors technology at Brookdale Senior Living.  In today’s increasingly digital world, many visits with parents or grandparents are punctuate... Read more

Why You Shouldn't Call your Grandma Sweetie

Carol Cummings, BSN, RN April 03, 2017

During a recent visit to a nail salon, the technician repeatedly referred to me as “sweetie.” I bristled every time she said it. I know she was trying to be nice, but in reality she left me feeling diminished. While reflecting on this later I was a b... Read more

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