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.

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. As a caregiver for my mother with Alzheimer’s, I find that planning summertim... 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 skilled ... 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 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

Lori Hill December 19, 2016

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