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The Resource Alzheimer's early stages : first steps for family, friends and caregivers, Daniel Kuhn

Alzheimer's early stages : first steps for family, friends and caregivers, Daniel Kuhn

Label
Alzheimer's early stages : first steps for family, friends and caregivers
Title
Alzheimer's early stages
Title remainder
first steps for family, friends and caregivers
Statement of responsibility
Daniel Kuhn
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
616.8/31
Index
index present
LC call number
RC523.2
LC item number
.K838 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
Alzheimer's early stages : first steps for family, friends and caregivers, Daniel Kuhn
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 264-284) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Control code
ocn830837593
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
Third edition.
Extent
xv, 296 pages
Isbn
9780897936675
Isbn Type
(trade paper)
Lccn
2013010345
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
(OCoLC)830837593
Label
Alzheimer's early stages : first steps for family, friends and caregivers, Daniel Kuhn
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 264-284) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Control code
ocn830837593
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
Third edition.
Extent
xv, 296 pages
Isbn
9780897936675
Isbn Type
(trade paper)
Lccn
2013010345
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
(OCoLC)830837593

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