Alzheimer's Early Stages by Daniel Kuhn
First Steps for Family, Friends and Caregivers

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The first part of this important book offers a comparison of the normal aging pattern of the brain and what happens with Alzheimer's. It explains the difficulties of diagnosis, risk factors for developing the disease, treatments, and guidelines for prevention. The second part is devoted to practical ways that families can help the patient, including adapting to changing relationships, establishing new ways of communicating and decision making, and planning for the future. The last part offers advice about self-care for family members and helpers, from joining a support group to exploring spiritual resources.

About Daniel Kuhn

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Daniel Kuhn, MSW has been a social worker and educator in the fields of aging and health care for over 25 years. From 1987 to 1999 he was director of education at the Rush Alzheimer's Disease Center in Chicago, a federally funded center. He is now director of education at the Mather Institute on Aging, a division of Mather LifeWays in Evanston, Illinois. He lives in Chicago Illinois. Foreword: David A. Bennett, M.D. is Director of the Rush Alzheimer's Disease Center at Rush Presbyterian-St. Luke's Medical Center in Chicago. He lives in Northbrook, Illinois.
Published October 15, 1999 by Publishers Group West. 274 pages
Genres: Health, Fitness & Dieting, Parenting & Relationships, Self Help, Education & Reference, Professional & Technical. Non-fiction

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