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
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
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
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 ... Read more