Alzheimer's & Dementia

Juliet Holt Klinger, Brookdale’s senior director of Alzheimer’s and dementia care, writes about the complexity of Alzheimer’s and dementia and how to support someone living with the disease at every stage. Her knowledge and experience will guide you and your loved one through this journey.

Dementia and Sleep: Eight Tips to Keep Nighttime from Becoming a Nightmare

Juliet Holt Klinger July 24, 2017

Recently, I was visiting a Brookdale community and met Renee, the daughter of a new dementia care resident. Renee told me she was her mother’s full-time care partner prior to the move. I asked how they were both adjusting to her mother’s new living a... Read more

Caring for Someone with Dementia: Five Activities for Engagement

Juliet Holt Klinger July 10, 2017

One of the most crucial ingredients when caring for someone with dementia is meaningful engagement, which is proven to have a powerful positive impact for people living with Alzheimer’s and dementia. But many families wonder what engagement really is... Read more

Six Lessons I Learned at the Dementia Action Alliance Conference

Juliet Holt Klinger June 30, 2017

I have just returned from the first Dementia Action Alliance Conference: Re-Imagine Life with Dementia in Atlanta and I feel strongly compelled to share my experience. Frankly, I can’t think of a better way to wrap up Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness ... 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 number of men providing care is growing as the population of people over t... Read more

Three Common Dementia Symptoms: Tips for Understanding Your Loved One's Actions

Juliet Holt Klinger June 01, 2017

As dementia progresses, many things a loved one does and says can be frustrating and hard to fathom. I hear stories from resident families all the time – their sweet mom now gets angry and swears or their   dad wanders out into the street in the midd... Read more

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