Carol Cummings, Brookdale’s senior director of Optimum Life Engagement and Innovation, covers a wide range of topics affecting seniors and their families. She encourages you to “be well” on purpose!
Are we Overprescribed? Four Questions to Ask Your Doctor
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 have that same outcome. Pharmaceuticals are the first answer... Read more
Dealing with Aging Parents: How to be an Advocate
Most of us who have the good fortune of seeing our parents live in to their older years will at some point find ourselves in the role of caregiver. Caregiving for parents can take many forms, but will most always require us to be an advocate. This wa... Read more
Why You Shouldn't Call your Grandma Sweetie
During a recent visit to a nail salon, the technician repeatedly referred to me as “sweetie.” I bristled every time she said it. I know she was trying to be nice, but in reality she left me feeling diminished. While reflecting on this later I was a b... Read more