The third edition of Alzheimer's Early Stages offers new research findings, treatment approaches, and information on the three key areas of Alzheimer's disease: medical aspects, day-to-day care, and care for the caregiver. Daniel Kuhn seeks to replace fear with knowledge. With information on the progression of the disease, potential non-drug means of treatment, the changing world of the diagnosed individual, legal and financial planning, and maintaining physical and mental health for the caregiver, the book provides detailed guidance and advice while leaving room for adapting to the individual situation.
Daniel Kuhn has been a social worker and educator focused on enhancing the well-being of people with Alzheimer's disease and other types of dementia, as well as that of their families, since 1987. Through direct service, training, research, consultation, and program development, Kuhn has supported the missions of several nonprofit healthcare organizations in the Chicago area. The author and co-author of more than 50 publications, he has given hundreds of presentations for professional and family caregivers throughout the United States and Canada. Kuhn currently leads a grant-funded project to promote comfort care for people with dementia at Rainbow Hospice and Palliative Care, based in Mount Prospect, Illinois.
"Kuhn guides families in developing a philosophy of care, offering clear and current information on the nature of the illness ... this is a much needed addition to the Alzheimer's literature. [Recommended] for all consumer health collections."
"[A]n Alzheimer's classic to be sure. A must-have for the well-read persons interested in Alzheimer's Disease."
American Journal of Alzheimer's Disease
"[D]oes a sensitive and comprehensive job of addressing the medical, emotional, and practical concerns inherent in the early stages ... It is a valuable addition to the Alzheimer's literature and Mr. Kuhn is to be commended for this very worthwhile contribution."
Perspectives: A Newsletter for Individuals Diagnosed with Alzheimer's Disease