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.

Holidays and Dementia: Three Tips for Reducing Your Stress

Category: Alzheimer's & Dementia December 07, 2017

The holidays can be stressful. Planning, shopping and cooking keep us all very busy. Add dementia to the mix, and the holidays can become downright overwhelming. For care partners, balancing ... Read more

How to Live Your Best Life with a Dementia Diagnosis

Category: Alzheimer's & Dementia November 13, 2017

November is National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month and each year at this time I reflect on the new information and experiences that impacted me over the past year. After 30 ... Read more

Dementia and Friendships: Four Tips for Maintaining a Relationship

Category: Alzheimer's & Dementia November 06, 2017

The fear of losing friendships often becomes a reality for those living with Alzheimer’s or another dementia. Unfortunately, a common story I hear from people living with this diagnosis is ... Read more

Understanding Lewy Body Dementia

Category: Alzheimer's & Dementia October 13, 2017

Cognitive decline is so commonly referred to as Alzheimer’s disease, that I suspect that many people don’t realize it’s just one type of dementia. Because the symptoms of various forms ... Read more

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