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.


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.


17 April 2020
by Carol Cummings, RN, BSN, Expert on Aging Well

The Importance of Self-Care For Healthcare Professionals

When you’re responsible for taking care of the health of others, you have to take care of yourself. Why it is so important for healthcare professionals and caregivers to practice self-care, manage stress and maintain healthy habits even during the COVID-19 pandemic.  


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

Continue Your Education with Brookdale

Did you know that Brookdale offers an Optimum Life Continuing Education series? Carol Cummings, Brookdale’s expert on aging, explains how healthcare professionals can attend classes for credit. 


17 January 2020
by Carol Cummings, RN, BSN, Expert on Aging Well

Four Tips for Combatting Loneliness in Older Adults

Loneliness can be just as harmful to your health as smoking 15 cigarettes a day, and research shows it is more prevalent among seniors. Carol Cummings, Brookdale’s expert on aging well, offers four tips for combatting feelings of loneliness.


03 December 2019
by Carol Cummings, RN, BSN, Expert on Aging Well

More Than a Calendar of Activities: Three Tips for Resident Engagement

What activities are best for senior living? It’s a question Carol Cummings, Brookdale’s expert on aging, is asked a lot. In her latest blog, Carol explains why that question doesn’t have a simple answer, and why she believes there are three key components to successful resident engagement.


25 September 2019
by Carol Cummings, RN, BSN, Expert on Aging Well

Surf the Net Safely: Six Tips for Avoiding Online Scams

It’s too easy to fall for internet scams, especially ones that target seniors. From fraudulent emails to sham websites, online scams can compromise your personal data or trick you into transferring funds for goods or services that you'll never receive. Carol Cummings, Brookdale’s expert on aging well, offers six tips for staying safe online.


19 August 2019
by Carol Cummings, RN, BSN, 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.


03 June 2019
by Carol Cummings, RN, BSN, 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.