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.

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

Category: Health & Wellness 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 ... Read more

Dementia Dining: Five Tips for Making Meals Easier

Category: Health & Wellness 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 ... Read more

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

Category: Health & Wellness 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 ... Read more

What Doctor Diagnoses Dementia?

Category: Health & Wellness 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. ... Read more

Tips for Dealing with Caregiver Frustration

Category: Health & Wellness January 23, 2017

Caregiving at home for a person living with dementia evokes many emotions, and there’s no question that frustration is one of them. I know sometimes it may seem as if ... Read more

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