Alzheimer’s, Dementia & Other Diseases

Healthy Habits to Reduce the Risk of Dementia

Healthy Habits to Reduce the Risk of Dementia

Dementia is not a specific disease; it is a collection of symptoms that affect memory, behaviors, judgment, and emotions, so much so that it interferes with daily functioning. This includes difficulty speaking, understanding and expressing thoughts, wandering,...

Six Tips to Enjoying the Holidays When Your Loved One Has Dementia

Six Tips to Enjoying the Holidays When Your Loved One Has Dementia

If you have a loved one living with Alzheimer’s or dementia, the holidays can be a difficult time of year. Family traditions may be different than they once were. But there are many ways you can both still enjoy this special time together. Whether you’re a dedicated...

Tough Conversations to Have with Your Aging Parent

Tough Conversations to Have with Your Aging Parent

Our eyesight gets worse, reflexes get slower, and cognition can decline due to factors like Alzheimer's disease or dementia. Most of us don’t want to admit we are getting older and aren’t able to do things we once loved.  It can be especially challenging for children...

Stimulating Activities for Your Loved One with Dementia

Stimulating Activities for Your Loved One with Dementia

It is important for your loved one with dementia to engage in activities that provide both mental and social stimulation, and you want to do everything you can for them. Providing structure and routine through activities will keep their mind active and healthy....

Alzheimer’s and Your Loved One—6 Tips for Daily Life

Alzheimer’s and Your Loved One—6 Tips for Daily Life

Taking care of a loved one with Alzheimer’s is a journey requiring a great deal of patience and understanding. The progressive nature of this disease means you will need to be aware of and adapt to changes in the behavior of your loved one as the disease progresses....

Why COVID-19 Is Driving the Demand for In-Home Senior Care

Why COVID-19 Is Driving the Demand for In-Home Senior Care

Now, more than ever, may be a good time to consider in-home health care for your senior loved ones. Though group and nursing homes are doing their best to stem the influx of COVID cases, the more people someone is exposed to, the more at-risk a person is. Sadly, this...

5 Ways At-Home Health Is Prepping to Step In for COVID-19 Patients

5 Ways At-Home Health Is Prepping to Step In for COVID-19 Patients

The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has forced healthcare workers across the country to adapt their thinking and their approach to healthcare. In-home healthcare is also changing and preparing to step in for patients diagnosed with COVID-19. As Americans adapt to this new...

How Will COVID-19 Affect Healthcare in the U.S.?

How Will COVID-19 Affect Healthcare in the U.S.?

While the U.S. has surpassed the rest of the world in its number of COVID-19 cases and places like New York, Washington, Louisiana, and California have certainly shared the brunt of the impact thus far, much of the country has not yet experienced the density of cases...

5 Ways Hospitals Are Reacting to the Coronavirus

5 Ways Hospitals Are Reacting to the Coronavirus

As COVID-19 continues to sweep across the nation, much has been made recently about the social and economic concerns surrounding the virus. Now that its spread has reached pandemic proportions, however, it is more important than ever to focus on the virus’ effect on...

A Message from Arista Home Care Solutions

A Message from Arista Home Care Solutions

Arista Home Care Solutions recognizes the need for caution during this uncertain time. As a home health provider, it is our duty to continue to serve our patients while keeping our workforce safe. We have always practiced Universal Precautions and will continue to do...

4 Ways to Help a Loved One Recover from a Stroke

4 Ways to Help a Loved One Recover from a Stroke

  Guest Bloggers: Cindy Roshon & Sue Rindskopf Cindy Roshon and Sue Rindskopf started the Stroke Life Center to help stroke survivors continue their journey in healing. Both Cindy and Sue are stroke survivors themselves. They know from their own experience...

Financial Tips for Alzheimer’s Caregivers

Financial Tips for Alzheimer’s Caregivers

Guest Blogger: Jennifer Panczyszyn, Financial Advisor - Edward Jones As an Edward Jones financial advisor, Jennifer has an established process to help clients build personalized strategies to achieve their goals. She earned her Masters in Business Administration from...

Urinary Tract Infections Mimic Dementia in Seniors

Urinary Tract Infections Mimic Dementia in Seniors

It can be very concerning when an otherwise cognitively healthy senior suddenly, over a matter of days, begins to show rapidly declining mental health symptoms. Memory loss, disorientation, agitation, and even hallucinations raise major red flags for caregivers but...

Walk to End Alzheimer’s

Walk to End Alzheimer’s

If asked, “Has Alzheimer’s affected someone in your family?” how many of your friends and family would answer, “yes.”  But did you know that this disease is an epidemic affecting millions of people? Right here in Michigan there are 180,000 people living with the...

Firework Distress in Dementia Patients and Elderly Loved Ones

Firework Distress in Dementia Patients and Elderly Loved Ones

Fireworks and Fourth of July go together like presents and Christmas. But unlike those red and green wrapped gifts enjoyed by all, fireworks are anxiously anticipated and a huge source of confusion and angst for many. While firework distress is commonly discussed in...

Join the Cause to End Alzheimer’s on The Longest Day

Join the Cause to End Alzheimer’s on The Longest Day

The Longest Day is the Alzheimer’s Association’s second biggest outreach initiative, organized with the purpose of recognizing the challenges facing both Alzheimer’s patients and their loved ones. The Longest Day will occur on June 21, 2018: the summer solstice and...

Dealing with the Stress of Caring for Dementia Patients

Dealing with the Stress of Caring for Dementia Patients

Caring for dementia patients, even those for whom you care deeply, can be stressful for caregivers. How caregivers deal with that stress can actually exacerbate the patient’s condition or help it. A recent study showed how a caregiver’s stress-management techniques...

Parkinson’s Disease – Know these Eight Symptoms

Parkinson’s Disease – Know these Eight Symptoms

What is Parkinson's Disease? Parkinson’s disease is a degenerative movement disorder that affects motor function through its impact on the brain’s ability to produce dopamine. No one knows the cause, and the disease progresses in several stages. The progression is...

7 Ways to Help a Relative Who is Sundowning

7 Ways to Help a Relative Who is Sundowning

Sundowning is a symptom of Alzheimer’s disease that affects people in the late hours of the day. They may become confused or more upset than they usually are. Studies have shown that around 20% of people with Alzheimer’s will go through this. If you or someone you...

Paula Birney Earns Status as Certified Dementia Practitioner®

Paula Birney Earns Status as Certified Dementia Practitioner®

Arista Home Care Solutions is proud to announce that owner, Paula A. Birney, CMA, CDP has successfully met the requirements of the National Council of Certified Dementia Practitioners (NCCDP) and is now a Certified Dementia Practitioner®. The Council was formed to...

Alzheimer’s Disease Facts and Figures 2017

Alzheimer’s Disease Facts and Figures 2017

Alzheimer’s Disease Facts and Figures 2017 Alzheimer’s disease is the most commonly known and diagnosed disease of approximately 50 different diseases comprising the condition category known as dementia.  The good news is that public awareness has increased quite...

Communication Tips for Seniors with Dementia

Communication Tips for Seniors with Dementia

Here's one of our most popular blog posts from recent years:  Communication Tips for Dementia Patients People with Alzheimer's and other dementias find communication difficult; both in their effort to express thoughts and in their ability to understand others. Go into...

Alzheimer’s: Know the 10 Signs

Alzheimer’s: Know the 10 Signs

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