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Alzheimer's early stages : first steps for families, friends, and caregivers

Author: Daniel Kuhn
Publisher: Alameda, CA : Hunter House Publishers, ©2003.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2nd ed., [completely updated]View all editions and formats
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Where do you turn if someone you love has just been diagnosed with or shows signs of having Alzheimer's? According to the author, the early stages of Alzheimer's are a difficult time for relatives and friends because they may not know much about the disease or how they can help. This book fills the information gap.
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Genre/Form: Popular Works
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Daniel Kuhn
ISBN: 0897933974 9780897933971 0897933982 9780897933988
OCLC Number: 50810643
Description: xiv, 306 pages ; 21 cm
Contents: The need for an accurate diagnosis --
Symptoms of the early stages of Alzheimer's disease --
Risk factors for developing Alzheimer's disease --
Progress in treatment and prevention of Alzheimer's disease --
What is it like to have Alzheimer's disease? --
How relationships, roles, and responsibilities change --
Making practical decisions --
Improving communication --
Helping a person with AD to plan for the future --
Keeping a person with AD active and healthy --
Self-renewal for family and friends --
Obtaining the help you may need --
Voices of experience --
Advocating for change.
Responsibility: Daniel Kuhn.

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Where do you turn if someone you love has just been diagnosed with or shows signs of having Alzheimer's? According to the author, the early stages of Alzheimer's are a difficult time for relatives and friends because they may not know much about the disease or how they can help. This book fills the information gap.

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