Caregiving

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.

Three Tips for Taking Care of Yourself as a Caregiver

Lori Hill August 31, 2017

An old adage says, “You can’t take care of others if you can’t take care of yourself.”  We’ve all heard variations on this longstanding quote but the meaning is still ... Read more

Caregiving on Vacation: Four Tips for Traveling with your Loved One

Lori Hill June 08, 2017

Summer is the time for vacations and fun in the sun, but caring for a loved one with Alzheimer’s or another dementia can be challenging, especially in fiercely hot weather. ... Read more

Five Surprising Facts About Senior Living

Brookdale Senior Living April 23, 2017

1. Assisted Living is not a nursing home. Today’s Assisted Living communities are not the “old folks’ homes” you may remember. Assisted Living communities are for seniors who need a ... Read more

Say What? Deciphering Common Senior Care Jargon

Brookdale Senior Living April 02, 2017

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 ... Read more

Caregiving as a Calling and Not a Title

Lori Hill March 30, 2017

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 ... Read more

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