Caregiving for a loved one living with Alzheimer’s or dementia can be a full-time job and one that comes with a rollercoaster of emotions. Brookdale is dedicated to walking with you on this journey. Lori Hill, Brookdale’s manager of Optimum Life and family engagement, and other guest bloggers, provide resources and tips while sharing their caregiving experience.
Say What? Deciphering Common Senior Care Jargon
The doctor says your 70-year-old mother is “exhibiting symptoms of middle-stage Alzheimer’s disease with moderately severe decline, with co-morbidities including diabetes and hypertension.” The caseworker recommends “initial respite care and skilled ... Read more
Caregiving as a Calling and Not a Title
As the daughter of an extraordinary woman living with Alzheimer’s, often people who meet us together for the first time will ask me if I am also ‘Marlene’s caregiver.’ The title has never been one that I have accepted for myself since my mother has o... Read more
Caregiving Around the Holidays: Celebrating New Traditions
Ahh, the holiday season is in full swing. Retail stores are bustling with shoppers trying to find that perfect gift for those on their holiday list and perhaps buy a special gift for themselves. There’s an excitement in the air with family traditions... Read more