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.

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

Engagement Matters! Just ask Brookdale

Jack York May 24, 2017

The word dementia has a powerful connotation. It’s a connotation that implies loss on every level: loss of independence, loss of connections, loss of awareness. There is no denying the reality of dementia and the pain it causes, both for the individu... Read more

Remember Me Too

Sheila Uselton May 14, 2017

When my mother was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease, I was a healthcare professional working in Assisted Living. But I didn’t have much personal experience with dementia or first-hand knowledge of what it would be like to walk with someone on this ... Read more

When to Move Your Loved One to Dementia Care: 7 Signs to Look For

Juliet Holt Klinger May 08, 2017

Wandering creates one of the biggest concerns I hear about from dementia caregivers. Fear that someone in your care will get lost is not an unreasonable. According to the Alzheimer’s Association, more than 60 percent of people with dementia will wand... Read more

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