"Kuhn guides families in developing a philosophy of care, offering clear and current information on the nature of the illness ... this is a much needed addition to the Alzheimer's literature. [Recommended] for all consumer health collections."
"[A]n Alzheimer's classic to be sure. A must-have for the well-read persons interested in Alzheimer's Disease."
American Journal of Alzheimer's Disease
"[D]oes a sensitive and comprehensive job of addressing the medical, emotional, and practical concerns inherent in the early stages ... It is a valuable addition to the Alzheimer's literature and Mr. Kuhn is to be commended for this very worthwhile contribution."
Perspectives: A Newsletter for Individuals Diagnosed with Alzheimer's Disease
"This book contains so much of value which could be used to support anyone with a degree of cognitive impairment and it is a book filled with compassion, care and optimism."
Sian Williams, Net Galley Reviewer
First published in 1999, this valuable guide by the education director of the Mather Institute on Aging (Evanston, IL) remains one of the few books devoted solely to the early stages of the disease. Updated chapters cover the importance of getting a diagnosis, risk factors (including the role of depression), early symptoms, treatment and prevention, and information on physical health, safety concerns, caring for the caregiver, and financial and end-of-life planning-all illustrated with brief, first-person narratives. Of special interest are chapters on relationships, including telling others about the diagnosis, and the fully revised section on current available treatments. New to this edition is a chapter detailing family experiences with memory impairment, which Kuhn compiled from a survey of 1400 caregivers. Intelligently written with numerous references to professional and consumer literature, this book is an excellent choice for Alzheimer's and consumer health collections. Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information.