19 August 2019
by Carol Cummings, RN, Expert on Aging Well

How to Avoid Scams that Target Seniors: Three Red Flags to Watch For

Older adults lose an estimated $2.9 billion each year to financial scams, according to a report released by a Senate committee in January 2019. That’s why it’s important to know what red flags to watch out for. Carol Cummings, Brookdale’s expert on aging well, offers four tips for protecting yourself.


05 August 2019
by Kim Elliott, RN, Expert on Healthy Aging

Take Your Best Shot: Four Vaccines Every Senior Should Consider

If you’re 65 or older, the flu shot is probably not the only vaccine you should be thinking about. Kim Elliott, Brookdale’s healthy aging expert, weighs in on the shots you should ask your doctor about.


08 July 2019
by Jonathan Ruchman, CCXP, Expert on Customer Experience

Delivering Your Brand in a 24/7 World

When you move into a Brookdale community, you become a “resident.” We are your home. It is the only product or service where the customer lives with the brand 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year. Jonathan Ruchman, Brookdale’s expert on customer experience, discusses what it takes to deliver our brand in a 24/7 world.


03 June 2019
by Carol Cummings, RN, Expert on Aging Well

Three Tips for Creating an Inclusive Environment for LGBT Seniors

Carol Cummings, Brookdale's aging expert, explains what the senior living industry can do to better understand the unique needs of LGBT elders. 


08 May 2019
by Carol Cummings, RN, Expert on Aging Well

Are You Ageist? The Answer May Surprise You

The negative effects of ageism are well documented, but how do we change the behavior? Carol Cummings, Brookdale’s expert on aging, lays out twelve habits that are surprisingly ageist and challenges us all to take a stand for National Older Americans Month.


02 May 2019
by Juliet Holt Klinger, MA, Expert on Dementia Care

The Importance of Engagement for People Living With Dementia

Research shows that engagement is vital for people living with dementia, but how do you put that into practice? Juliet Holt Klinger, Brookdale’s dementia care expert, offers eight tips for success.  


22 April 2019
by Kim Elliott, RN, Expert on Healthy Aging

Managing Your Meds: What’s the Beers List and How Do Healthcare Professionals Use it?

Managing medications can be hard, especially when there are always new studies telling us to take this pill and not that one, or reminding us of the dangerous side effects of certain drugs. So where do you find reliable information about safe and effective medications for seniors? Kim Estes Elliott, Brookdale’s expert on healthy aging, explains the AGS Beers Criteria for Potentially Inappropriate Medications for Older Adults and how medical professionals use it.


16 April 2019
by Juliet Holt Klinger, MA, Expert on Dementia Care

Transitioning to a Memory Care Community: What to Bring

Making the decision to move into a memory care community can be tough. It can be even harder to downsize your loved one's home and decide what stays and what goes. Juliet Holt Klinger, Brookdale's expert on dementia care, offers tips on what to bring and how to make the transition as easy as possible. Click the link to read more.


01 April 2019
by Carol Cummings, RN, Expert on Aging Well

Three Tips for Supporting Emotional Well-Being

Being emotionally vulnerable and supportive sounds intimidating, but research shows that expressing emotions actually improves your health. Carol Cummings, Brookdale’s wellness expert, looks at three ways you can support emotional engagement. Click the link to read more.


28 March 2019
by Carol Cummings, RN, Expert on Aging Well

Ageism is No Laughing Matter

Why is old age often the butt of a joke? Carol Cummings, Brookdale's expert on aging, examines the roots of ageism and how we can combat its negative effects. Click the link to read more.


15 March 2019
by Cindy Baier, President and CEO of Brookdale Senior Living

Combatting the "Old Folk's Home" Stereotype

Brookdale CEO Cindy Baier responds to the author of recent op-ed in the LA Times who wrote he's "rather die than linger on in an old folk's home." Cindy shares stories of residents who've thrived in Brookdale communities and explains how senior living can help many people.  


22 February 2019
by Juliet Holt Klinger, MA, Expert on Dementia Care

Looking at Dementia in a Positive Light: Changing the Narrative

Juliet Holt Klinger, Brookdale’s dementia care expert, is changing the dementia narrative. It’s a topic making headline news with the Washington Post covering the story this morning. Click the link to read why Juliet believes an optimistic response to dementia has a positive effect on people living with the disease and those who care for them as well.  


11 February 2019
by Jonathan Ruchman, CCXP, Expert on Customer Experience

The Importance of Becoming Your Own Customer

The first thing Jonathan Ruchman did when he joined Brookdale was move into Brookdale University Park. As a marketing professional, he understands the importance of knowing your customer. In order to learn about Brookdale’s customers, he moved in with them! Click the link to read what Ruchman learned from the experience and why senior living is unlike any other business.


07 February 2019
by Juliet Holt Klinger, MA, Expert on Dementia Care

Dementia Care and New Romantic Relationships

Dan Gasby, B. Smith’s husband, recently went public with his “new normal,” disclosing a romantic relationship. Dan is the caregiver for his wife, the iconic restaurateur and television personality, who is in the final stages of Alzheimer’s disease. The public has met the admission with mixed reactions. Juliet Holt Klinger, Brookdale’s expert on Alzheimer’s and dementia care, weighs in on the controversial topic. Click to read why she says about starting a new relationship when your spouse is living with dementia.


05 February 2019
by Kim Elliott, RN, Expert on Healthy Aging

Treating Pain: Seniors and the Opioid Crisis

The opioid epidemic’s grip on America is well documented. But the impact of pain on quality of life and the effects of the addiction epidemic on seniors are stories that aren’t often told. Kim Estes Elliott, Brookdale's senior vice president of clinical services, lays out three steps for improving pain management in seniors. Click the link to read more. 


11 January 2019
by Carol Cummings, RN, Expert on Aging Well

Healthy Aging: It’s Never Too Early, It’s Never Too Late

As the size of the senior population continues to increase, there is a new emphasis on healthy aging. But what exactly is healthy aging? Carol Cummings, Brookdale’s expert on aging, explains why your genetics, environment and lifestyle are all factors. Click the link to read more.


21 December 2018
by Juliet Holt Klinger, MA, Expert on Dementia Care

Congress Passes Historic Alzheimer’s Bill

This week the BOLD Infrastructure for Alzheimer’s Bill passed in the House with overwhelming bipartisan support. Juliet Holt Klinger breaks down what it means for the future of Alzheimer's care.


17 December 2018
by Kim Elliott, RN, Expert on Healthy Aging

Worried About Mom’s Health? How to Talk to Your Family About It

If you're visiting your senior parents for the holidays, you may be surprised to notice changes in their health. Kim Estes Elliott offers tips on talking to your parents and siblings about long-term goals and care plans. 


14 December 2018
by Carol Cummings, RN, Expert on Aging Well

Six Tips to Help Prevent Falls: What to Look For When Visiting Senior Parents

Visiting with senior loved ones is what makes the holidays special, and it is often the only time of the year we spend extended time in their homes. This is a great opportunity to not only spend time with them but to look more closely at how they are doing in their environment and to make sure their home is safe and free from fall risks.


06 December 2018
by Juliet Holt Klinger, MA, Expert on Dementia Care

Visiting Senior Parents for the Holidays? Nine Signs They Could Be Dealing with Cognitive Changes

Going home for the holidays is a cherished tradition. But getting home and realizing your parents need more help than expected can overshadow the reunion. It’s not unusual for adult children to miss signs of cognitive trouble during a weekly phone call, but it’s easier to notice during a face-to-face visit. Juliet Holt Klinger, Brookdale's senior director of dementia care, explains nine signs that your parents might be dealing with cognitive changes.


04 December 2018
by Carol Cummings, RN, Expert on Aging Well

Supporting the Caregiver Journey

Approximately 18 million people in the United States act as caregivers to older adults, according the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. These caregivers need support along each stage of their journey, something Brookdale Senior Living understands. As part of our ongoing Optimum Life Continuing Education series for healthcare professionals, we’re offering the session Caregiving: Supporting the Journey during the month of December


14 November 2018
by Juliet Holt Klinger, MA, Expert on Dementia Care

Respite Care: Can I Walk Away?

Respite care provides a much-needed break for primary caregivers, but it is often one of the most underutilized services. For National Alzheimer's Disease and Caregiver Awareness Month, Juliet Holt Klinger explains how it works and why it is good for the caregiver and their loved one.


12 November 2018
by Juliet Holt Klinger, MA, Expert on Dementia Care

The Weight of Care and the Lightness of Being a Care Partner

For National Alzheimer's Disease and Caregiver Awareness Month, Juliet Holt Klinger discusses the complexities of care partnering with someone living with dementia.


01 November 2018
by Juliet Holt Klinger, MA, Expert on Dementia Care

Is it Ok to Lie to a Person with Dementia? A Look at Ethical Care

Juliet Holt Klinger looks at the ethicals dilemmas that arise when caring for someone living with dementia. Brookdale's ongoing Optimum Life Continuing Education series for November is Ethics in the Care of People with Dementia, led by Daniel Kuhn, vice president of education at All Trust Home Care and author of more than 50 publications. 


09 September 2018
by Kim Elliott, RN, Expert on Healthy Aging

Understanding the Difference between a Brookdale Assisted Living and a Brookdale Skilled Nursing Community

In honor of National Assisted Living Week (September 9-15), Kim Elliott, senior vice president of Clinical Services at Brookdale, explains the difference between assisted living and skilled nursing options at Brookdale. 


07 September 2018
by Juliet Holt Klinger, MA, Expert on Dementia Care

My Time Behind "Every Three Seconds"

Earlier this year, Juliet Holt Klinger was asked if Brookdale wanted to be a part of an international dementia care news-style program. As the largest memory care provider in the United States, Brookdale was excited to participate. Read more about Juliet's experience working on Every Three Seconds.


17 August 2018
by Juliet Holt Klinger, MA, Expert on Dementia Care

Life Stories Connect Care Partners with the Person Behind the Diagnosis

Understanding the importance of life stories in the care of people living with dementia can help create the best care plan for both the person and care partners. Juliet Holt Klinger shares her experience at the Pioneering a New Culture in Aging Conference, where she presented with Jay Newton-Small, CEO and founder of MemoryWell. 


30 July 2018
by Juliet Holt Klinger, MA, Expert on Dementia Care

International Dementia Care Community Convenes in Chicago

Juliet Holt Klinger reflects on the major developments and biggest takeaways from the Alzheimer's Association's International Conference in Chicago.


06 July 2018
by Kim Elliott, RN, Expert on Healthy Aging

What is the Difference Between Hospice and Palliative Care?

Last week the bipartisan Palliative Care and Hospice Education and Training Act (PCHETA) passed out of subcommittee, which is an encouraging step for end of life care. However, both hospice and palliative care are often misunderstood. Kim Estes Elliott, Brookdale's senior vice president of clinical services, breaks down the difference between the two.


18 June 2018
by Juliet Holt Klinger, MA, Expert on Dementia Care

General Hospital Tackles Alzheimer’s Disease, And Gets it Right

ABC's popular soap opera, General Hospital, is tackling Alzheimer’s disease in a new storyline. Juliet Holt Klinger, Brookdale's senior director of dementia care, is not only a fan of the show but of its accurate portrayal of how dementia affects the entire family. Take a trip to Port Charles with Juliet to learn what the show is getting right and how fans are reacting. 


14 June 2018
by Carol Cummings, RN, Expert on Aging Well

How to Create a Safe and Inclusive Senior Living Environment for LGBT Seniors

According to Stories from the Field, a report on a national survey of LGBT older adults, only 22 percent of respondents feel they can be open about their sexual identities with healthcare staff. This is an issue the senior living industry needs to address. For LGBT Pride Month, Carol Cummings takes a look at what the industry can do to make senior living safe and inclusive. 


21 May 2018
by Carol Cummings, RN, Expert on Aging Well

Advice to Nurses: The Secret to Putting Your Well-being First

Nurse Appreciation Week is May 6-12, but Brookdale is celebrating a Culture of Wellness in a Clinical World all month. Carol Cummings explains why nurses need to take care of themselves first, before caring for anyone else. 


14 May 2018
by Kim Elliott, RN, Expert on Healthy Aging

Not All Nurses Wear Scrubs: Why More Nurses Should Consider Senior Living

Nurse Appreciation Week is May 6-12, but Brookdale is celebrating a Culture of Wellness in a Clinical World all month. Kim Estes Elliott shares her passion for senior living nursing and why more nurses should consider the same career path.


08 May 2018
by Cindy Baier, President and CEO of Brookdale Senior Living

How Senior Living Helped Me Become My Mother’s Daughter Again

Caregiving for aging parents is tough, and making decisions for long-term care can be even more challenging. Research shows that upwards of 75 percent of all caregivers are female and 65 percent of all care recipients are women - which means many women are caring for their aging mothers. For Mother's Day, Cindy Baier, president and CEO of Brookdale Senior Living, shares her personal caregiving experience. Learn how senior living helped her become her mother's daughter again. 


07 May 2018
by Carol Cummings, RN, Expert on Aging Well

What is Optimum Life?

Nurse Appreciation Week is May 6-12, but Brookdale is celebrating a Culture of Wellness in a Clinical World all month. Carol Cummings breaks down Optimum Life, our holistic model for wellness.


01 May 2018
by Kim Elliott, RN, Expert on Healthy Aging

Why Brookdale Believes in a Culture of Wellness in a Clinical World

Nurse Appreciation Week is May 6-12, but Brookdale is celebrating a Culture of Wellness in a Clinical World all month. Kim Estes Elliott explains how Brookdale puts this philosophy into action with a three-step approach.


16 February 2018
by Juliet Holt Klinger, MA, Expert on Dementia Care

Capitol Hill Takes on Alzheimer's disease


10 January 2018
by Carol Cummings, RN, Expert on Aging Well

Fearless Falling: Tips for Learning to Fall Safely


01 January 2018
by Carol Cummings, RN, Expert on Aging Well

Seven Smart New Year's Resolutions for Seniors


16 December 2017
by Kim Elliott, RN, Expert on Healthy Aging

How to Talk to Your Parents about Money, Health and Estate Planning

How to Talk to Your Parents about Money, Health and Estate Planning


07 December 2017
by Juliet Holt Klinger, MA, Expert on Dementia Care

Holidays and Dementia: Three Tips for Reducing Your Stress

Holidays and Dementia: Three Tips for Reducing Your Stress


05 December 2017
by Carol Cummings, RN, Expert on Aging Well

How to Reduce Holiday Loneliness for Seniors

How to Reduce Holiday Loneliness for Seniors


20 November 2017
by Carol Cummings, RN, Expert on Aging Well

Seven Gift Ideas for the Seniors on Your Holiday Shopping List

Seven Gift Ideas for the Seniors on Your Holiday Shopping List


17 November 2017
by Kim Elliott, RN, Expert on Healthy Aging

Holidays with Senior Parents: Three Signs Their Health Might Be Failing

Holidays with Senior Parents: Three Signs Their Health Might Be Failing


15 November 2017
by Brookdale Senior Living

The Dementia Daze: Managing My Life with Alzheimer's

The Dementia Daze: Managing My Life with Alzheimer's


13 November 2017
by Juliet Holt Klinger, MA, Expert on Dementia Care

How to Live Your Best Life with a Dementia Diagnosis

How to Live Your Best Life with a Dementia Diagnosis


08 November 2017
by Brookdale Senior Living

Looking Back to Move Forward: Why Life Stories Should Guide Dementia Care

Looking Back to Move Forward: Why Life Stories Should Guide Dementia Care


06 November 2017
by Juliet Holt Klinger, MA, Expert on Dementia Care

Dementia and Friendships: Four Tips for Maintaining a Relationship

Dementia and Friendships: Four Tips for Maintaining a Relationship


28 October 2017
by Robert Bowles

Four Tips for Living Well with Lewy Body Dementia

Four Tips for Living Well with Lewy Body Dementia


27 October 2017
by Lori Hill

How Cultural Values Impact Caregiving

How Cultural Values Impact Caregiving


18 October 2017
by Juliet Holt Klinger, MA, Expert on Dementia Care

A Care Partner's Road Map for Alzheimer's

A Care Partner's Road Map for Alzheimer's


16 October 2017
by Kim Elliott, RN, Expert on Healthy Aging

Why Staying Socially Active as You Age Is Good for Your Health

Why Staying Socially Active as You Age Is Good for Your Health


13 October 2017
by Juliet Holt Klinger, MA, Expert on Dementia Care

Understanding Lewy Body Dementia

Understanding Lewy Body Dementia


09 October 2017
by Carol Cummings, RN, Expert on Aging Well

The Magic of Brookdale's Celebrate Aging Film Festival

The Magic of Brookdale's Celebrate Aging Film Festival


22 September 2017
by Kim Elliott, RN, Expert on Healthy Aging

Six Ways To Prevent Falls

Six Ways To Prevent Falls


18 September 2017
by Juliet Holt Klinger, MA, Expert on Dementia Care

Six Tips for Transitioning Your Loved One into Dementia Care

Six Tips for Transitioning Your Loved One into Dementia Care


12 September 2017
by Brookdale Senior Living

How to Make Every Moment Special When You Visit Loved Ones in Senior Living

How to Make Every Moment Special When You Visit Loved Ones in Senior Living


09 September 2017
by Kim Elliott, RN, Expert on Healthy Aging

Seniors and Suicide: Tips for Supporting Your Loved One

Seniors and Suicide: Tips for Supporting Your Loved One


04 September 2017
by Carol Cummings, RN, Expert on Aging Well

Five Tips for Making Friends in Senior Living

Five Tips for Making Friends in Senior Living


02 September 2017
by Carol Cummings, RN, Expert on Aging Well

How Assisted Living Communities Help Seniors Stay More Active

How Assisted Living Communities Help Seniors Stay More Active


31 August 2017
by Lori Hill

Three Tips for Taking Care of Yourself as a Caregiver

Three Tips for Taking Care of Yourself as a Caregiver


15 August 2017
by Carol Cummings, RN, Expert on Aging Well

Allure Takes a Stand Against Ageism, but We Still Have Far to Go

Allure Takes a Stand Against Ageism, but We Still Have Far to Go


14 August 2017
by Kim Elliott, RN, Expert on Healthy Aging

Understanding the Fall Risks that Come with Aging

Understanding the Fall Risks that Come with Aging


09 August 2017
by Juliet Holt Klinger, MA, Expert on Dementia Care

Dementia Care vs Nursing Homes

Dementia Care vs Nursing Homes


09 August 2017
by Brookdale Senior Living

Is Creativity More Than an Art? Science Seems to Think So

Is Creativity More Than an Art? Science Seems to Think So


07 August 2017
by Carol Cummings, RN, Expert on Aging Well

Are Supplements Safe?

Are Supplements Safe?


24 July 2017
by Juliet Holt Klinger, MA, Expert on Dementia Care

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

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


17 July 2017
by Kim Elliott, RN, Expert on Healthy Aging

Four Reasons to See a Geriatrician

Four Reasons to See a Geriatrician


12 July 2017
by Brookdale Senior Living

Bring Your Best Friend With You When You Move Into Senior Living

Bring Your Best Friend With You When You Move Into Senior Living


10 July 2017
by Juliet Holt Klinger, MA, Expert on Dementia Care

Caring for Someone with Dementia: Five Activities for Engagement

Caring for Someone with Dementia: Five Activities for Engagement


03 July 2017
by Carol Cummings, RN, Expert on Aging Well

Are we Overprescribed? Four Questions to Ask Your Doctor

Are we Overprescribed? Four Questions to Ask Your Doctor


30 June 2017
by Juliet Holt Klinger, MA, Expert on Dementia Care

Six Lessons I Learned at the Dementia Action Alliance Conference

Six Lessons I Learned at the Dementia Action Alliance Conference


19 June 2017
by Kim Elliott, RN, Expert on Healthy Aging

Incontinence: Hard to Talk About but Often Easy to Treat

Incontinence: Hard to Talk About but Often Easy to Treat


12 June 2017
by Juliet Holt Klinger, MA, Expert on Dementia Care

Caregiver Stress: Challenges for Men Caring for Someone with Dementia

Caregiver Stress: Challenges for Men Caring for Someone with Dementia


08 June 2017
by Lori Hill

Caregiving on Vacation: Four Tips for Traveling with your Loved One

Caregiving on Vacation: Four Tips for Traveling with your Loved One


05 June 2017
by Carol Cummings, RN, Expert on Aging Well

Beauty is Ageless at Brookdale

Beauty is Ageless at Brookdale


01 June 2017
by Juliet Holt Klinger, MA, Expert on Dementia Care

Three Common Dementia Symptoms: Tips for Understanding Your Loved One's Actions

Three Common Dementia Symptoms: Tips for Understanding Your Loved One's Actions


24 May 2017
by Jack York

Engagement Matters! Just ask Brookdale

Engagement Matters! Just ask Brookdale


22 May 2017
by Brookdale Senior Living

Seniors and Loneliness: Tips for Staying Connected

Seniors and Loneliness: Tips for Staying Connected


15 May 2017
by Kim Elliott, RN, Expert on Healthy Aging

The Truth About Osteoporosis

The Truth About Osteoporosis


14 May 2017
by Sheila Uselton

Remember Me Too

Remember Me Too


08 May 2017
by Juliet Holt Klinger, MA, Expert on Dementia Care

When to Move Your Loved One to Dementia Care: 7 Signs to Look For

When to Move Your Loved One to Dementia Care: 7 Signs to Look For


01 May 2017
by Carol Cummings, RN, Expert on Aging Well

Dealing with Aging Parents: How to be an Advocate

Dealing with Aging Parents: How to be an Advocate


21 April 2017
by Juliet Holt Klinger, MA, Expert on Dementia Care

Alzheimer's and Dementia Care: Tips for Getting Your Loved One Outdoors

Alzheimer's and Dementia Care: Tips for Getting Your Loved One Outdoors


18 April 2017
by Kim Elliott, RN, Expert on Healthy Aging

Five Tips for Dealing with Senior Stress

Five Tips for Dealing with Senior Stress


17 April 2017
by Kim Elliott, RN, Expert on Healthy Aging

What are Advance Care Directives? Planning for the Future

What are Advance Care Directives? Planning for the Future


13 April 2017
by Juliet Holt Klinger, MA, Expert on Dementia Care

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

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


03 April 2017
by Carol Cummings, RN, Expert on Aging Well

Why You Shouldn't Call your Grandma Sweetie

Why You Shouldn't Call your Grandma Sweetie


30 March 2017
by Lori Hill

Caregiving as a Calling and Not a Title

Caregiving as a Calling and Not a Title


28 March 2017
by Kim Elliott, RN, Expert on Healthy Aging

5 Ways to Help Manage Diabetes in Seniors

5 Ways to Help Manage Diabetes in Seniors


20 March 2017
by Juliet Holt Klinger, MA, Expert on Dementia Care

Caregiving Versus Care Partnering

Caregiving Versus Care Partnering


16 March 2017
by Brookdale Senior Living

A Senior's Aging Eyes: Five Reasons to Visit an Optometrist in March

A Senior's Aging Eyes: Five Reasons to Visit an Optometrist in March


16 March 2017
by Brookdale Senior Living

5 Ways Seniors Can Get More Connected

5 Ways Seniors Can Get More Connected


13 March 2017
by Kim Elliott, RN, Expert on Healthy Aging

How to Sleep Better as You Age

How to Sleep Better as You Age


06 March 2017
by Juliet Holt Klinger, MA, Expert on Dementia Care

Dementia Dining: Five Tips for Making Meals Easier

Dementia Dining: Five Tips for Making Meals Easier


02 March 2017
by Carol Cummings, RN, Expert on Aging Well

Healthy Eating: Three Diet Debates

Healthy Eating: Three Diet Debates


21 February 2017
by Juliet Holt Klinger, MA, Expert on Dementia Care

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

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


20 February 2017
by Juliet Holt Klinger, MA, Expert on Dementia Care

What Doctor Diagnoses Dementia?

What Doctor Diagnoses Dementia?


17 February 2017
by Carol Cummings, RN, Expert on Aging Well

Kindness is Ageless

Kindness is Ageless


16 February 2017
by Brookdale Senior Living

8 Simple Steps to Help Seniors, Caregivers Better Manage Medications

8 Simple Steps to Help Seniors, Caregivers Better Manage Medications


16 February 2017
by Brookdale Senior Living

One Life Every Minute

One Life Every Minute


13 February 2017
by Juliet Holt Klinger, MA, Expert on Dementia Care

Verna Hits the Road: A Love Story

Verna Hits the Road: A Love Story


06 February 2017
by Kim Elliott, RN, Expert on Healthy Aging

Personalized Living: A Creative Response to Aging

Personalized Living: A Creative Response to Aging


26 January 2017
by Juliet Holt Klinger, MA, Expert on Dementia Care

Every Minute Counts and Every Person Counts

Every Minute Counts and Every Person Counts


23 January 2017
by Juliet Holt Klinger, MA, Expert on Dementia Care

Tips for Dealing with Caregiver Frustration

Tips for Dealing with Caregiver Frustration


16 January 2017
by Kim Elliott, RN, Expert on Healthy Aging

Transitioning your Parents into Senior Living

Transitioning your Parents into Senior Living


10 January 2017
by Carol Cummings, RN, Expert on Aging Well

Life Lessons from Carrie Fisher

Life Lessons from Carrie Fisher


09 January 2017
by Juliet Holt Klinger, MA, Expert on Dementia Care

The Cost of Caregiving

The Cost of Caregiving


02 January 2017
by Carol Cummings, RN, Expert on Aging Well

Meeting the Challenge of Exercise and Well-Being in Assisted Living

Meeting the Challenge of Exercise and Well-Being in Assisted Living


26 December 2016
by Carol Cummings, RN, Expert on Aging Well

Three Gifts Grandparents Bring to the Family

Three Gifts Grandparents Bring to the Family


19 December 2016
by Lori Hill

Caregiving Around the Holidays: Celebrating New Traditions

Caregiving Around the Holidays: Celebrating New Traditions


12 December 2016
by Carol Cummings, RN, Expert on Aging Well

Leonard Cohen and the Hazards of Falls in Seniors

Leonard Cohen and the Hazards of Falls in Seniors


05 December 2016
by Carol Cummings, RN, Expert on Aging Well

The Gift of Time with Those you Love

The Gift of Time with Those you Love


28 November 2016
by Juliet Holt Klinger, MA, Expert on Dementia Care

A Reflection on New Relationships

A Reflection on New Relationships


21 November 2016
by Juliet Holt Klinger, MA, Expert on Dementia Care

A Non-Pharmacological Approach: Meeting the Unmet Needs of Someone with Dementia

A Non-Pharmacological Approach: Meeting the Unmet Needs of Someone with Dementia


14 November 2016
by Juliet Holt Klinger, MA, Expert on Dementia Care

Brookdale’s Dementia Care Program Philosophy

Brookdale’s Dementia Care Program Philosophy


07 November 2016
by Juliet Holt Klinger, MA, Expert on Dementia Care

Handling Family Disagreements about Dementia Symptoms, Diagnosis

Handling Family Disagreements about Dementia Symptoms, Diagnosis


31 October 2016
by Juliet Holt Klinger, MA, Expert on Dementia Care

Why Physicians and Families Don't Want to Talk About Dementia

Why Physicians and Families Don't Want to Talk About Dementia


24 October 2016
by Carol Cummings, RN, Expert on Aging Well

Cubs Baseball Traditions

Cubs Baseball Traditions


18 October 2016
by Carol Cummings, RN, Expert on Aging Well

Optimum Life Blog: The Circle of Enriching Lives (and other commentary)

Optimum Life Blog: The Circle of Enriching Lives (and other commentary)


10 October 2016
by Carol Cummings, RN, Expert on Aging Well

Optimum Life Blog: How long do you want to live?

Optimum Life Blog: How long do you want to live?


04 October 2016
by Juliet Holt Klinger, MA, Expert on Dementia Care

A Relationship that Weathered Lewy Body Dementia: Robin Williams and Susan Schneider Williams

A Relationship that Weathered Lewy Body Dementia: Robin Williams and Susan Schneider Williams


03 October 2016
by Carol Cummings, RN, Expert on Aging Well

Optimum Life Blog: October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Optimum Life Blog: October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month


26 September 2016
by Juliet Holt Klinger, MA, Expert on Dementia Care

Men are Caregivers Too

Men are Caregivers Too


19 September 2016
by Carol Cummings, RN, Expert on Aging Well

Keep a Good Attitude for Healthy Aging

Keep a Good Attitude for Healthy Aging


12 September 2016
by Juliet Holt Klinger, MA, Expert on Dementia Care

Explaining Dementia to Children

Explaining Dementia to Children


04 September 2016
by Carol Cummings, RN, Expert on Aging Well

Honor Those Laboring for our Residents

Honor Those Laboring for our Residents


29 August 2016
by Carol Cummings, RN, Expert on Aging Well

To Floss or Not to Floss

To Floss or Not to Floss


22 August 2016
by Carol Cummings, RN, Expert on Aging Well

Falls in Older Adults - Part 2

Falls in Older Adults - Part 2


21 August 2016
by Juliet Holt Klinger, MA, Expert on Dementia Care

Juliet Holt Klinger: Alzheimer's Blog

Juliet Holt Klinger: Alzheimer's Blog


15 August 2016
by Carol Cummings, RN, Expert on Aging Well

Falls in Older Adults

Falls in Older Adults


08 August 2016
by Carol Cummings, RN, Expert on Aging Well

Immunizations for Older Adults

Immunizations for Older Adults


03 August 2016
by Juliet Holt Klinger, MA, Expert on Dementia Care

Studies Show Ways to Reduce the Likelihood of Developing Alzheimer's

Studies Show Ways to Reduce the Likelihood of Developing Alzheimer's


25 July 2016
by Carol Cummings, RN, Expert on Aging Well

What Does a 70 Something Person Look Like?

What Does a 70 Something Person Look Like?


11 July 2016
by Carol Cummings, RN, Expert on Aging Well

Health Benefits of Pets

Health Benefits of Pets


30 June 2016
by Carol Cummings, RN, Expert on Aging Well

Independence Day - The Pinnacle of Summer

Independence Day - The Pinnacle of Summer


28 June 2016
by Juliet Holt Klinger, MA, Expert on Dementia Care

Pat Summitt

Pat Summitt


27 June 2016
by Carol Cummings, RN, Expert on Aging Well

Social Wellness and the Brain

Social Wellness and the Brain


10 June 2016
by Juliet Holt Klinger, MA, Expert on Dementia Care

Bring Dementia Out of the Shadows of Stigma

Bring Dementia Out of the Shadows of Stigma


01 June 2016
by Carol Cummings, RN, Expert on Aging Well

June is Alzheimer's and Brain Awareness Month

June is Alzheimer's and Brain Awareness Month


06 May 2016
by Juliet Holt Klinger, MA, Expert on Dementia Care

Caring For Mother's With Alzheimer's and Dementia

Caring For Mother's With Alzheimer's and Dementia


11 April 2016
by Carol Cummings, RN, Expert on Aging Well

More 'How-To' Coaching Tips for Having the Conversation about Senior Living

More "How-To" Coaching Tips for Having the Conversation about Senior Living


04 April 2016
by Carol Cummings, RN, Expert on Aging Well

Some 'How-To' Coaching Tips for Having the Conversation about Senior Living

Some "How-To" Coaching Tips for Having the Conversation about Senior Living


21 March 2016
by Carol Cummings, RN, Expert on Aging Well

Choosing Happiness

Choosing Happiness


22 February 2016
by Carol Cummings, RN, Expert on Aging Well

Getting Enough Sleep?

Getting Enough Sleep?


04 January 2016
by Carol Cummings, RN, Expert on Aging Well

Happy New Year with an Aging Loved One

Happy New Year with an Aging Loved One


01 December 2015
by Carol Cummings, RN, Expert on Aging Well

Capture Family Stories this Holiday Season

Capture Family Stories this Holiday Season


16 November 2015
by Juliet Holt Klinger, MA, Expert on Dementia Care

Dementia Friendly America

Dementia Friendly America


19 October 2015
by Carol Cummings, RN, Expert on Aging Well

The Importance of Social Engagement

The Importance of Social Engagement


21 September 2015
by Carol Cummings, RN, Expert on Aging Well

Taking Action: When an Older Person Needs Help

Taking Action: When an Older Person Needs Help


14 September 2015
by Carol Cummings, RN, Expert on Aging Well

Accepting Changes of Aging

Accepting Changes of Aging


08 September 2015
by Carol Cummings, RN, Expert on Aging Well

Be Aware of Signs of Aging

Be Aware of Signs of Aging


17 August 2015
by Carol Cummings, RN, Expert on Aging Well

5 Ways a Move to Senior Living Can Increase Well-Being

5 Ways a Move to Senior Living Can Increase Well-Being


06 July 2015
by Carol Cummings, RN, Expert on Aging Well

Tips for Multigenerational Vacations

Tips for Multigenerational Vacations


08 June 2015
by Carol Cummings, RN, Expert on Aging Well

Being Grateful

Being Grateful