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.

Caregiver Stress: Challenges for Men Caring for Someone with Dementia

Category: Alzheimer's & Dementia 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

Category: Alzheimer's & Dementia 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

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

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