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The 36-Hour Day

A Family Guide to Caring for People Who Have Alzheimer Disease and Other Dementias

Nancy L. Mace, MA, and Peter V. Rabins, MD, MPH

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With over 3.5 million copies sold, the bestselling guide to understanding and caring for people with dementia is now completely revised and updated!

For 40 years, The 36-Hour Day has been the leading work in the field for caregivers of those with dementia. Written by experts with decades of experience caring for individuals with memory loss, Alzheimer's, and other dementias, the book is widely known for its authoritativeness and compassionate approach to care. Featuring everything from the causes of dementia to managing its early stages to advice on caring for those in the later stages of the…

With over 3.5 million copies sold, the bestselling guide to understanding and caring for people with dementia is now completely revised and updated!

For 40 years, The 36-Hour Day has been the leading work in the field for caregivers of those with dementia. Written by experts with decades of experience caring for individuals with memory loss, Alzheimer's, and other dementias, the book is widely known for its authoritativeness and compassionate approach to care. Featuring everything from the causes of dementia to managing its early stages to advice on caring for those in the later stages of the disease, it is widely considered to be the most detailed and trusted book available.

Highlighting useful takeaway messages and informed by recent research into the causes of dementia, this new edition has been completely updated. It features

• brand-new content on everything from home care aides to useful apps to promising preventative techniques and therapies
• practical advice for avoiding caregiver burnout—plus tips for when and how to get additional help
• a completely new two-column design that allows readers to quickly access what they need

The central idea underlying this indispensable book—that much can be done to improve the lives of people with dementia and of those caring for them—remains the same. The 36-Hour Day is the definitive dementia care guide.

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Thorough and compassionate, offering accessible information and practical advice, The 36-Hour Day is a necessary resource for families living with dementia. Still the gold standard, this book is the trusted reference that families turn to first—and over and over—for guidance and support in caring for someone with Alzheimer's disease.

Both a guide and a legend.

Excellent guidance and clear information of a kind that the family needs... The authors offer the realistic advice that sometimes it is better to concede the patient's frailties than to try to do something about them, and that a compassionate sense of humor often helps.The New York Times

An admirably realistic guide to caring for people with Alzheimer's.

The best guide of its kind.Chicago Sun-Times

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Available
Trim Size
6.125
x
9.25
Pages
360
ISBN
9781421441719
Table of Contents

Foreword
Preface
1. Dementia
2. Getting Medical Help for the Person Who Has Dementia
3. Characteristic Behavioral Symptoms in People Who Have Dementia
4. Problems in Independent Living
5. Problems Arising

Foreword
Preface
1. Dementia
2. Getting Medical Help for the Person Who Has Dementia
3. Characteristic Behavioral Symptoms in People Who Have Dementia
4. Problems in Independent Living
5. Problems Arising in Daily Care
6. Medical Problems
7. Managing the Behavioral and Neuropsychiatric Symptoms of Dementia
8. Symptoms Associated with Mood Change and Suspiciousness
9. Special Arrangement If You Become Ill
10. Getting Outside Help
11. You and the Person Who Has Dementia
12. How Caring for a Person Who Has Dementia Affects You
13. Caring for Yourself
14. Financial and Legal Issues
15. Long-Term Care Arrangements
16. Preventing and Delaying Cognitive Decline
17. Brain Disorders and the Causes of Dementia
18. Research in Dementia
Index

Author Bios
Nancy L. Mace
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Nancy L. Mace, MA

Nancy L. Mace, MA, is retired. She was a consultant to and member of the board of directors of the Alzheimer's Association and an assistant in psychiatry and coordinator of the T. Rowe and Eleanor Price Teaching Service of the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.
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Peter V. Rabins, MD, MPH

Peter V. Rabins, MD, MPH, is professor emeritus in the Departments of Psychiatry and Medicine at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. The author of Is It Alzheimer's? 101 Answers to Your Most Pressing Questions about Memory Loss and Dementia, he was the founding director of the Division of Geriatric Psychiatry and Neuropsychiatry and the first holder of the Richman Family Professorship...