Brookdale Blogs

Four Vaccines Every Senior Should Consider

If you’re 65 or older, the flu shot is probably not the only vaccine you should be thinking about. August is National Immunization Awareness Month, so let’s talk about the other shots you should consider adding to your vaccination schedule.

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10 Dog Breeds that Are Great for Older Adults

Dogs are an older adult's best friend. Research shows that having a pet may boost your mood, help keep you active, and may even reduce blood pressure. But which dog is the best option for you? Here are the top 10 dog breeds to consider.

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How Your Sleep Changes as You Age

When we’re young, it can be easy to fall asleep. As we age though, we may have more trouble falling and staying asleep. Here's how our sleep architecture changes as we age.

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Are You Younger Than You Think?

Do you feel younger than the number of candles on your birthday cake? Turns out, seniors who are young at heart may actually be more youthful than their peers.

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What’s the Beers List for Medications and How Do Healthcare Professionals Use It?

To keep up with the ever-changing pharmaceutical field, the American Geriatrics Society (AGS) publishes a resource for healthcare providers called the AGS Beers Criteria® for Potentially Inappropriate Medication Use in Older Adults. Also known as the Beers List, it includes medications that may not be the safest for older adults.

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