From Library Journal
With increased awareness of the symptoms of Alzheimer's and improved diagnostic techniques, more people are learning that they or a family member have a memory disorder. Yet few books aimed at helping families understand and cope with the disease's early stages have been availableAuntil now. Kuhn, a social worker and education director at Chicago's Rush Alzheimer's Disease Center, guides families in developing a philosophy of care, offering clear, current information on the nature of the illness along with anecdotes drawn from his own practice and first-person caregiver accounts. Throughout, Kuhn stresses the importance of sharing the care by involving others. Especially valuable is the extensive resource list of web sites, organizations, and references to consumer and professional literature. More details, particularly on such topics as finding knowledgeable medical providers, would have strengthened this worthwhile book. Still, this is a much-needed addition to the Alzheimer's literature. For all consumer health collections.AKaren McNally Bensing, Benjamin Rose Inst. Lib., Cleveland
Copyright 1999 Reed Business Information, Inc.
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About the Author
Daniel Kuhn is the Director of the Professional Training Institute for the Alzheimer's Association - Greater Illinois Chapter in Chicago, IL.
Bennett is the director of the Rush Alzheimer's Disease Center at Rush Presyterian-St. Luke's Medical Center in Chicago.