Alzheimers & Empowering Family Caregivers
People who know someone who has just been analyzed with Alzheimer’s, have a hard time trying to figure out what to do and who to go to for help (Empowering Family Caregivers, p.1). As has been said by author Daniel Kuhn, the premature stages of Alzheimer’s are the worst times for relations and friends as they frequently have no idea about the disease or how they can help out the patient.
For their help, this book is what they need (Lyons, p.1 and For Caregivers of Persons with Alzheimer’s Disease, p.1). The book under consideration consists of three sections. First of all it tells about the causes and symptoms of the diseases. Then it moves on to how people can help their loved ones who have the disease and then it tells us about how families and caregivers can help out the patient as well as take care of themselves.
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Alzheimer’s disease is a very common brain disorder and has been referred as dementia a lot of times (Hoyle, p.1). This latest edition of the book encloses modernized information on threat factors, healing, and probable means of deterrence. A new chapter has been included in the book by the name of, “Voices of Experience,” that is full of recalls by members of the family of people with Alzheimer’s family members who have subsisted all the way through the occurrence of Alzheimer’s disease, with thoughts about what worked and what had negative effects in their management of their family member suffering from the disease.
What is more is that the book contains information related to two innovative drugs accepted ever since 1999 and the pronouncement by the federal government to swathe the expenditure of therapy and additional services related to health and medicines by Medicare (Alzheimer’s Early Stages, p.1).
With improved consciousness of the warning signs of Alzheimer’s and enhanced techniques for diagnosis, a vast number of people have started to realize that someone in their family or friends has a memory disorder. But even with such proceedings, not many books have been written on the topic so as to assist families comprehend and deal with the early stages of the disease.
The author of the book, Kuhn, a social worker and schooling director at Chicago’s Rush Alzheimer’s Disease Center has presented this book so as to direct families in budding a viewpoint of concern, putting forward apparent, existing information on the temperament of the infirmity in conjunction with stories taken from his personal practice and first-person caregiver narratives. In the words of the author, “although there are dozens of causes of dementia, AD is by far the leading one. AD destroys cells in the part of the brain that control memory as well as other key functions such as reasoning and language, and when nerve cells in the brain die, they are not replaced” (Kuhn, p. 14).
All the way through the book, Kuhn strains the significance of giving out the concern by linking others. Especially valuable is the extensive resource list of web sites, organizations, and references to consumer and professional literature (The Alzheimer’s Disease, p.1).
The author tells us that people with Alzheimer’s do not have the ability to remain independent and he believes that essential physical needs like provisions and protection as well as the mental and societal needs should be considered (Alzheimer’s: Stepping Into The Leadership Role, p.1 and Community Care Options, p.1). He tells us that the most significant symptom is progressive and unceasing memory loss. In an efficiently edited and full of information book, a skilled psychological health practitioner has focused on the early on stages of this distressing sickness (Recommended Reading, p.1).
He elucidates the differentiation among Alzheimer’s symptoms and mutilations that take place because of usual aging or supplementary brain disorders. His clarifications of the therapeutic and physiological grounds for Alzheimer’s symptoms are very easy to get to. Devoid of being overdramatic he sounds perceptive to how families go through this type of trouncing.
In the light of the above discussion we can hereby culminate that the book Alzheimer’s Early Stages. First Steps for Families, Friends and Care-Givers, Second Edition by Daniel Kuhn, MSW presents in depth information about Alzheimer’s disease and covers many aspects related to it.
Alzheimer’s Early Stages. Retrieved on March 29, 2008 from: http://www.chapters.indigo.ca/books/Alzheimers-Early-Stages-First-Steps-Daniel-Kuhn/9780897933971-item.html?ref=Books%3aTrusted+Advisor%3aCT1%3aspot1
Alzheimer’s: Stepping Into the Leadership Role. Caregiver Channels. 2008. Pp.1
Community Care Options. National Center on Caregiving. 2003. Pp.1
Empowering Family Caregivers. Social Work Today. 2003. Pp.1.
For Caregivers of Persons with Alzheimer’s Disease. Rush University Medical Center. 2000. Pp.1.
Hoyle, Brian. Alzheimer Disease. The Encyclopedia of Science. 2005. Pp.1.