Alzheimer's & Dementia

Brookdale has cared for individuals living with dementia for more than 30 years. We have the experience to understand the complexity of Alzheimer’s and dementia and know how to support them at every stage. We understand what families coping with dementia are going through and want to share our knowledge and experience to guide your loved one through this journey.

Caregiving Versus Care Partnering

Juliet Holt Klinger March 20, 2017

When either my husband or I get sick, we take care of each other. When you’re laid up with a nasty cold, it’s nice having someone making your decisions and coddling you – it enables you to think of nothing else, rest and heal. After all, that’s what ... Read more

Dementia Dining: Five Tips for Making Meals Easier

Juliet Holt Klinger March 06, 2017

In our weight-obsessed society, most of us are concerned about packing on too many pounds, rather than too little. But the latter can be a real problem and a symptom of something serious for seniors. If an aging loved one has lost noticeable weight r... Read more

David Cassidy Dementia Diagnoses: Overcoming your Fear of Alzheimer's Disease

Juliet Holt Klinger February 21, 2017

Like many women my age, I spent my elementary school years fawning over David Cassidy—my Partridge Family lunchbox was a prized possession. His talents and songs are timeless, which makes the news of his dementia diagnoses even more heartbreaking. Ca... Read more

What Doctor Diagnoses Dementia?

Juliet Holt Klinger February 20, 2017

When you are having issues with your stomach, you make an appointment to see a gastroenterologist. When you can’t stop sniffling and sneezing in the spring, you call an allergist. But when the early symptoms of dementia arise, knowing what doctor to ... Read more

Verna Hits the Road: A Love Story

Juliet Holt Klinger February 13, 2017

To celebrate my favorite holiday, Valentine’s Day, my husband and I often buy a common gift that we can both enjoy together—a piece of art for our home or a new gadget we both want. In addition, we always set aside time to do something special togeth... Read more

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