Alzheimer's Early Stages: First Steps for Family, Friends, and Caregivers

Alzheimer's Early Stages: First Steps for Family, Friends, and Caregivers


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Alzheimer's Early Stages: First Steps for Family, Friends, and Caregivers by Daniel Kuhn, David A. Bennett

This edition includes the latest information on Alzheimer’s risk factors, treatments, and prevention, as well as a new chapter, “Voices of Experience,” composed of reflections by family members. It also provides information about new drugs approved since 1999 and the federal government’s decision to cover counseling and other health-related services through Medicare.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780897933988
Publisher: Turner Publishing Company
Publication date: 05/02/2003
Pages: 305
Product dimensions: 5.06(w) x 9.48(h) x 0.99(d)

About the Author

Daniel Kuhn has been a social worker and educator focused on enhancing the well-being of people with Alzheimer’s disease and other types of dementia, as well as that of their families, since 1987. Through direct service, training, research, consultation, and program development, Kuhn has supported the missions of several nonprofit healthcare organizations in the Chicago area. The author and co-author of more than 50 publications, he has given hundreds of presentations for professional and family caregivers throughout the United States and Canada. Kuhn currently leads a grant-funded project to promote comfort care for people with dementia at Rainbow Hospice and Palliative Care, based in Mount Prospect, Illinois.

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Alzheimer's Early Stages: First Steps for Family, Friends, and Caregivers 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
When the first edition of this book appeared in late 1999, it became the antidote for the scary books about Alzheimer's disease that have dominated the literature since the 1980s. By focusing on the early stages of the disease, Kuhn provides the right dose of help and hope to those struggling to come to terms with the myriad changes in roles and responsibilities of all concerned. The second edition provides updated information while leaving intact positive messages about living with Alzheimer's and not merely surviving through it. A new chapter gives voice to experienced family members who share valuable lessons. This book provides accurate information about the disease and useful tips that enable family members, friends and interested professionals to cope with someone's memory loss and other thinking problems. It's the one book that should be read by all starting down this difficult road. And doctors should be writing down this title on a prescription pad!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
My 84 year-old mother has moderate level Alzheimer's and I am her sole caregiver. This is by far the best book (of seven) that I've read about how to care for aging parents. I read it through and reread many parts, underlining important things just like I used to do in a college textbook. It was very informative. The book tells about the progression of the disease, what's "normal" for a person with Alzheimer's, what to expect and what steps to take. I highly recommend the book for anyone caring for elderly people, whether the elders have Alzheimer's or another age-related dememtia.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
My mother was diagnosed with early stage Alzheimer's ... I had no idea how to help. This book is an excellent source of information from the diagnostic stage to finding help within the community, making the house safe and easing her/our journey. Good referances and practicle information.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Very good book for someone with a loved one who has Alzheimer's. This book is packed with lots of useful information. It helped me to better understand what my mom's life is like with this disease and how I can help her. I'm thinking of buying another copy for my family, so I can keep mine to refer back to!
CatheMarie More than 1 year ago
This book is a wonderful resource for anyone who is interested in learning more about Alzheimer's Disease. For those of us who have loved ones personally affected, it's even more meaningful. This book is a practical guidebook to help your loved ones or your friends as they navigate the slippery slopes of A.D. The completely updated third edition gives both the afflicted and the caregivers valuable information and hope.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I found answers to all my questions about Alzheimer's stages. Good advice for caregivers which included financial problems.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago