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.

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

David Cassidy Dementia Diagnoses: Overcoming your Fear of Alzheimer's Disease

Category: Alzheimer's & Dementia February 21, 2017

Like many women my age, I spent my elementary school years fawning over David Cassidy—my Partridge Family lunchbox was a prized possession. His talents and songs are timeless, which makes the news of his dementia diagnoses even more heartbreaking. Ca... Read more

What Doctor Diagnoses Dementia?

Category: Alzheimer's & Dementia February 20, 2017

When you are having issues with your stomach, you make an appointment to see a gastroenterologist. When you can’t stop sniffling and sneezing in the spring, you call an allergist. But when the early symptoms of dementia arise, knowing what doctor to ... Read more

Verna Hits the Road: A Love Story

Category: Alzheimer's & Dementia February 13, 2017

To celebrate my favorite holiday, Valentine’s Day, my husband and I often buy a common gift that we can both enjoy together—a piece of art for our home or a new gadget we both want. In addition, we always set aside time to do something special togeth... Read more

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