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An edition of Alzheimer's Early Stages (1999)

Alzheimer's early stages

first steps for family, friends and caregivers

Third edition.
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This third edition of Alzheimer's Early Stages offers the 5 million individuals diagnosed with the disease and their loved ones and caretakers new research findings, new approaches to treatment, and new information on the three key areas of Alzheimer's disease: medical aspects, day-to-day care, and care for the caretaker. Author Daniel Kuhn has been a social worker and educator focused on enhancing the well-being of people with Alzheimer's disease and other dementias, as well as that of their families, since 1987. Alzheimer's disease has a beginning, not just an end; and as with all beginnings, one must take the first steps before one takes the last. The problems encountered early in the disease and the advice required then are very different from what is needed later in the disease. This book enlightens us about these early stages. Daniel Kuhn seeks to replace fear with knowledge, in the hope that knowledge will lead to empowerment. What does the disease look like and feel like when it first occurs? What types of problems are encountered first by the person with the disease, and by their family and friends? How can these problems be dealt with most effectively? This book is also about reversing the dehumanization that unfortunately is now associated with Alzheimer's disease. Although the disease should be feared and respected, it is not a cause for embarrassment or shame ... This book will serve as a discussion tool to encourage open and frank discussions about mild Alzheimer's disease among patients and family members. In Part One, readers learn about the medical aspects of Alzheimer's through descriptions of diagnosis and the progression of the disease from its earliest origins, and explanations of the current and proposed medical treatments. This section also describes potential non-drug means of treating the disease, such as physical exercise, and speculative treatments, such as coconut oil, that are gaining popularity yet are not.

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Alzheimer's early stages: first steps for family, friends and caregivers
2013, Hunter House Inc., Publishers
in English - Third edition.
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Alzheimer's Early Stages: First Steps for Family, Friends, and Caregivers
January 25, 2006, Health Text Audio / STI
Audio CD in English - 2 Abridged edition
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Alzheimer's Early Stages: First Steps for Families, Friends and Care-Givers
July 2003, Hunter House (CA)
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Alzheimer's Early Stages: First Steps for Family, Friends and Caregivers
March 27, 2003, Hunter House
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Alzheimer's Early Stages: First Steps in Caring and Treatment
November 1999, Publishers Group West
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Alzheimer's early stages: first steps in caring and treatment
1999, Hunter House
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Alzheimer's Early Stages: First Steps in Caring and Treatment
October 15, 1999, Publishers Group West
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Alameda, CA

Table of Contents

Part I: What Is Alzheimer's Disease?
The Need for an Accurate Diagnosis: What Is Normal and Abnormal in the Brain?
What About Genetic Testing?
How Alzheimer's Disease Changes the Brain
Getting an Accurate Diagnosis
The Value of a Diagnosis
Disclosing the Diagnosis
Symptoms of the Early Stages of Alzheimer's Disease: What Is Recent Memory?
Beginning Signs
An Emerging Pattern
Other Troubling Symptoms
One or More Symptoms Sometimes Present
Noncognitive or Behavioral Changes
Take Action
Treatment and Prevention of Alzheimer's Disease: Current Treatments
Progress in Treatment
Participating in Clinical Drug Trials and Other Studies
Toward Prevention
The Limits of Medicine
A Good Quality Life: What is a Good Life?
Relative Well-Being
Wholeness
Part II: Giving Care
What Is It Like to Have Alzheimer's Disease?: Some Common Experiences and Feelings
Varying Degrees of Awareness of Symptoms
The Importance of Social Environment
What Do People with AD Really Need?
What Some Family Members Have to Say
How Relationships, Roles, and Responsibilities Change: Accepting the Diagnosis
Stepping into the Leadership Role
When Your Partner Has AD
When Your Parent Has AD
What About Kids?
Telling Others About the Diagnosis
The Reactions of Others
Making Practical Decisions: Ensuring Safety on the Road
Maintaining Good Health
Other Safety Considerations
Ensuring Financial Well-Being
Alternative Living Situations for the Person with AD
Doing the Right Thing
Improving Communication: Communication Difficulties
Redefining Your Relationship
Ways of Listening to and Talking with a Person with AD
Whose Problem Is It?
Helping a Person with Alzheimer's Disease Plan for the Future: Finding the Time
Legal Considerations
Financing the Cost of Care
Rethinking the Living Situation
Finding the Right Professionals
Keeping a Person with Alzheimer's Disease Active: Involving Others
Dealing With Depression
Selecting Appropriate Activities
The Importance of Everyday Activities
Intellectual Activities
Traveling
Participating in Social Events
Reminiscing
Spiritual and Religious Practices
Helping the Person with AD Maintain Physical Health
Support Groups
Activity Programs
Pets and Plants
Part III: Caring for Yourself: Self-Renewal for Family and Friends
Attitude Matters
Listening to Your Body and Mind
The Importance of Grief
Individual and Family Counseling
Exploring Spiritual Resources
Keeping a Journal
Maintaining a Sense of Humor
Obtaining the Help You May Need: Enlisting Help
Participating in a Support Group
Using Help at Home
Choosing an Adult Day Center
The National Family Caregiver Support Program
Learning More About AD
Voices of Experience: Questions and Answers
Lessons Learned
Epilogue: Advocating for Change: The Politics of Health Care
The Role of Government
The Role of the Private Sector
AD Research Centers in the United States Funded by the National Institute on Aging
Print and Video Resources
Resources on the Web.

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (pages 264-284) and index.

Classifications

Dewey Decimal Class
616.8/31
Library of Congress
RC523.2 .K838 2013, RC523.2.K838 2015

The Physical Object

Pagination
xv, 296 pages
Number of pages
296

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL30089793M
Internet Archive
alzheimersearlys0000kuhn
ISBN 10
0897936671, 089793668X, 1630266655
ISBN 13
9780897936675, 9780897936682, 9781630266653
LCCN
2013010345
OCLC/WorldCat
830837593

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