26 October 2020
by Carol Cummings, RN, BSN, Expert on Aging Well

Alzheimer’s Research – Trends and Updates

Promising new research is underway in the search for an Alzheimer’s cure. The November Optimum Life Continuing Education Series with Carol Cummings, Brookdale’s expert on aging, looks at breakthroughs in Alzheimer’s research and newly discovered connections between lifestyle and dementia prevention.

 


13 October 2020
by Juliet Holt Klinger, MA, Expert on Dementia Care

Rehabilitation For People Living With Dementia

Juliet Holt Klinger, a gerontologist and Brookdale’s expert on dementia care, shares her thoughts on how innovation and new technologies may deliver better rehabilitation outcomes for people with dementia at its Dementia Friendly Rehab at Brookdale Overland Park in Overland Park Kansas. 


06 October 2020
by Jonathan Ruchman, CCXP, Expert on Customer Experience

Happy #CXDay (Customer Experience Day) Everyone!

Each year on the first Tuesday in October, customer experience professionals around the world celebrate #CXDay and recognize the people and companies that make great customer experiences happen. At Brookdale, our associates continue to enrich the lives of the people we serve even as they adjust to rapidly changing conditions brought on by the pandemic.


29 September 2020
by Carol Cummings, RN, BSN, Expert on Aging Well

Medical Ethics at the End of Life

Ethically managing care at the end of life is one of the most complex challenges families and health care providers face.The October Optimum Life Continuing Education Series with Carol Cummings, Brookdale’s expert on aging, discusses the four principles of medical ethics when providing compassionate care in end of life situations.

 


28 September 2020
by Kim Elliott, RN, Expert on Healthy Aging

How Brookdale is Responding to Double-Punch Flu Season

With the COVID-19 pandemic still a serious, ongoing health issue and the flu season fast approaching, health experts are calling it a potential double-punch. Kim Elliott, Brookdale’s, Senior Vice President of Clinical Services, explains why it is more important than ever for everyone to get a flu shot this fall.


25 August 2020
by Carol Cummings, RN, BSN, Expert on Aging Well

Suicide and the Elderly: Prevention Can Be Possible

In these uncertain times, suicide rates are rising among the elderly – but there is hope. In this month’s Optimum Life Continuing Education Series with Carol Cummings, Brookdale’s expert on aging, we’ll discuss prevention strategies for elderly suicide, including the five action steps to assist someone in emotional pain. 


29 July 2020
by Carol Cummings, RN, BSN, Expert on Aging Well

Low Vision: Impact to Day-to-Day Activities and Interventions

Did you know 15% of Americans over the age of 75 have some form of serious visual impairment? The August Optimum Life Continuing Education Series with Carol Cummings, Brookdale’s expert on aging, discusses effective intervention strategies helping those with low vision to live a better life.


20 July 2020
by Juliet Holt Klinger, MA, Expert on Dementia Care

Reflections on Silver Linings

Juliet Holt Klinger, Brookdale’s gerontologist and expert on dementia care, shares her thoughts on “silver linings” and how Brookdale has innovated to meet the challenges posed by COVID-19 and why the person centered care model has been further validated during this crisis.


23 June 2020
by Carol Cummings, RN, BSN, Expert on Aging Well

Fighting Dementia with FOOD – MIND and Mediterranean Diets

Can eating a Mediterranean or MIND diet reduce the risk of Alzheimer’s? The July Optimum Life Continuing Education Series with Carol Cummings, Brookdale’s expert on aging, discusses the link between diet and brain health and the four things you can do now to start eating a brain-healthy diet.


20 May 2020
by Carol Cummings, RN, BSN, Expert on Aging Well

The Four Best Practices for Creating a Welcoming Community for LGBT Seniors

In recognition of LGBT Pride Month, the June Optimum Life Continuing Education series with Carol Cummings, Brookdale’s expert on well-being in aging, discusses the four best practices to deliver person-centered care to LGBT seniors.