Health & Wellness

Kim Estes, senior vice president of clinical services, writes about issues that affect men and women as they age. From planning for long-term care to getting more sleep, this is your one-stop-shop for all things aging.

Are we Overprescribed? Four Questions to Ask Your Doctor

Carol Cummings, BSN, RN July 03, 2017

I recently visited a nurse practitioner about my bad case of bronchitis. I left with prescriptions for four medications, which I took as prescribed. Most visits to health care professionals ... Read more

Incontinence: Hard to Talk About but Often Easy to Treat

Kim Estes June 19, 2017

It’s a common condition that’s very treatable and it is also one that can cause a lot of emotional pain. I am talking about urinary incontinence, something that many people ... Read more

Caregiver Stress: Challenges for Men Caring for Someone with Dementia

Juliet Holt Klinger June 12, 2017

When most people think of a family caregiver they picture a woman. It’s true, according to AARP’s Caregiving in the US report, 60 percent of caregivers are women. However, the ... 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

z_redirect_decom_03072018_Beauty is Ageless at Brookdale

Carol Cummings, BSN, RN June 05, 2017

“Beautiful young people are accidents of nature; beautiful old people are works of art.” ~ Eleanor Roosevelt Not everyone loves getting their picture taken, especially as we age. Wrinkles replace ... Read more

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