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.

Dementia and Friendships: Four Tips for Maintaining a Relationship

Category: Health & Wellness 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: Health & Wellness 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

Six Tips for Transitioning Your Loved One into Dementia Care

Category: Health & Wellness September 18, 2017

You’ve thought about it, talked about it, and very likely, worried about it. Now the day is drawing near for your spouse, parent or other loved one to move into ... Read more

Dementia and Sleep: Eight Tips to Keep Nighttime from Becoming a Nightmare

Category: Health & Wellness July 24, 2017

Recently, I was visiting a Brookdale community and met Renee, the daughter of a new dementia care resident. Renee told me she was her mother’s full-time care partner prior to ... Read more

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