Juliet Holt Klinger

Juliet’s desire to improve life for those with dementia and their families began in high school, when she volunteered at a skilled nursing center in her Iowa hometown and felt drawn to seniors with dementia. A gerontologist, she has dedicated her three-decade career to this mission, serving as Brookdale’s senior director of dementia care program development since 2006. Juliet, who has had family members with dementia, participates on expert committees of the Dementia Action Alliance, Pioneer Network for culture change in long-term care, and Argentum, the senior living professional association. She is a sought after speaker for national conferences and health care meetings. Juliet lives in Chicago with her husband Christian and four-legged “daughter” Ruby.

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

Category: Alzheimer's & Dementia 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

Alzheimer's and Dementia Care: Tips for Getting Your Loved One Outdoors

Category: Alzheimer's & Dementia April 21, 2017

The sun is shining today, and that alone puts me in a good mood. I always feel better when there are buds on the trees and a promise of warmer days ahead. The same is true for people living with Alzheimer’s and dementia. The need to go outside and co... Read more

Alzheimer's and Dementia Care: Eight Steps for Dealing with Dementia Behaviors

Category: Alzheimer's & Dementia April 13, 2017

One of the painful aspects of Alzheimer’s and dementia is the way it can seem to shift the person you love into acting like someone else. Perhaps you’ve always cherished your father’s gentle nature, but now he is frequently angry and raises his voice... Read more

Caregiving Versus Care Partnering

Category: Alzheimer's & Dementia 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

Category: Alzheimer's & Dementia 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

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