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.


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

Living with Dementia: Five Tips to Help Maintain Person-Centered Care during Transitions

Transferring from the hospital to home or senior living can be difficult, especially for people living with dementia. These transitions have been more frequent during the COVID-19 pandemic. Juliet Holt Klinger, Brookdale’s gerontologist and expert on dementia care, shares five tips to help maintain person-centered care during these transitions.


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

A Candid Conversation about Living with Dementia

Mike Belleville says living with dementia is like learning a new dance every day. He and his wife Cheryl sit down with Juliet Holt Klinger, a gerontologist and Brookdale’s dementia expert, for an open and emotional conversation about living with dementia.


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.