If someone you love has just been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s, you may not know where to turn. According to author Daniel Kuhn, the early stages of Alzheimer’s can be the most difficult time for relatives and friends because they often don’t know much about the disease, or how they can be of help.
This highly practical book fills the information gap. It is divided into three sections: how Alzheimer’s begins—causes and early symptoms; how to help a loved one with the disease; and how families and caregivers can help themselves.
The new edition contains updated information on risk factors, treatments and potential means of prevention. Also included is information about two new drugs approved since 1999 and the decision by the federal government to cover the cost of counseling and other health related services through Medicare. Resources are updated, and the National Family Caregiver Support Program, enacted in 1999, is explained.
Softcover, 288 pages