Every 66 seconds someone in the United States develops Alzheimer’s disease. The diagnosis can be devastating. Patients worry they will forget the simple things that used to bring them joy like friends and family, hobbies and memories.
There are currently 5.5 million Americans living with the disease.
Research shows that friendships and a strong social circle have a dramatic impact on quality of life for those living with Alzheimer’s. Socialization has been shown to help slow down memory loss and can be important to fighting Alzheimer’s.
Join me in a recent interview with Gerontologist Juliet Holt Klinger as she shares more about Azheimer’s Disease:
- How important is it for us to stay connected as we age?
- What effect does socialization have on those with Alzheimer’s Disease?
- Downloadable journal available online.
- Where to go for information?
Check out the entire interview here.
For more information, go to www.brookdale.com.
Juliet Holt Klinger Biography
Juliet Holt Klinger, Senior Director of Dementia Care for Brookdale Senior Living, is a gerontologist specializing in person-centered programs for Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias. As a trainer and program designer for more than 30 years, she has developed and operationalized programs for national companies representing both skilled nursing and assisted living levels of dementia care.
Juliet holds a Bachelor’s degree in Social Work and an Aging Studies Certificate from the University of Iowa and a Master’s Degree in Gerontology from the University of Northern Colorado.
In her role for Brookdale, Juliet currently designs and innovates care pathways and programming for Brookdale’s 500+ dementia care communities. Brookdale’s dementia care solutions span from its newest early-stage dementia care communities to skilled nursing and assisted living levels of care.
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