09 December 2019
by Juliet Holt Klinger, MA, Expert on Dementia Care

Home for the Holidays: Five Tips for Connecting with Someone Living with Dementia

Sometimes communicating and connecting with people living with dementia can require a different approach. In her latest blog, Juliet Holt Klinger, a gerontologist and Brookdale’s expert on dementia care, shares suggestions for how to best communicate, especially during the holidays, so you can stay connected to loved ones living with dementia.


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

Four Takeaways from the WHO’s New Guidelines for Reducing Your Risk of Dementia

While much of the information in the World Health Organization's updated guidelines for reducing your risk of dementia isn't new, there are some key takeaways. One is how the Mediterranean diet could decrease risk of cognitive impairment. So it may be time to swap butter for olive oil and burgers for fish. 


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.  


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.


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.  


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.


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.


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.


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.