Brookdale Blogs

Managing My Life With Alzheimers

To better understand Alzheimer's, we asked Laurie Scherrer, who writes about her experience living with dementia on the blog dementiadaze.com, to share her perspective and tips for living well.

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Why Life Stories Should Guide Dementia Care

Jay Newton-Small is CEO of MemoryWell, a national network of more than 350 journalists who tell the life stories of those living with Alzheimer’s and dementia in order to improve their care.

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Three Signs Your Parents' Health Might Be Failing

Although it’s not unusual for senior parents to mask health troubles on a weekly phone call, it’s harder to hide face to face. This year when you’re home for the holidays, look out for changes that might suggest your parents are struggling on their own.

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How Cultural Values Impact Caregiving

Caregiving is a role that spans across every population including religion and ethnicity. However the differences in caring for a loved one, especially culturally, often vary and may include traditions handed down from previous generations.

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Four Tips for Living Well With Lewy Body Dementia

In honor of Lewy Body Dementia Awareness Month, I want to offer four tips for living well with the disease. Depression and anxiety are common in people living with the disease. Amidst our feelings of loneliness, helplessness and boredom, there is a path forward.

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