The 36-Hour Day: A Family Guide to Caring for Persons with Alzheimer Disease, Related Dementing Illnesses, and Memory Loss in Later Life

The 36-Hour Day: A Family Guide to Caring for Persons with Alzheimer Disease, Related Dementing Illnesses, and Memory Loss in Later Life

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Overview

This classic family guide to caring for persons with Alzheimer's disease, related dementia, and memory loss in later life is now available in this user-friendly, oversized mass market edition. Reissue.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780446618762
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
Publication date: 11/28/2006
Edition description: Completely Revised and Updated
Pages: 624
Product dimensions: 4.12(w) x 7.50(h) x 1.12(d)

About the Author

Nancy L. Mace, M.A., now retired, was a consultant to, and a member of, the board of directors of the Alzheimer Association and an assistant in psychiatry as 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.

Peter V. Rabins, M.D., M.P.H., is a professor of psychiatry, with joint appointments in medicine, mental hygiene and health policy and management, director of the geriatric neuropsychiatry section, and director 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.

PROFESSIONAL ENDORSMENT: THE 36-HOUR DAY is endorsed by the Alzheimer Disease And Related Disorders Association Of America

Table of Contents


Contents:

Foreword

Preface

Acknowledgments

Preface to the First Edition



1 Dementia

2 Getting Medical Help for the Impaired Person

3 Characteristic Problems of Dementia

4 Problems in Independent Living

5 Problems Arising in Daily Care

6 Medical Problems

7 Problems of Behavior

8 Problems of Mood

9 Special Arrangements If You Become Ill

10 Getting Outside Help

11 You and the Impaired Person as Parts of a Family

12 How Caring for an Impaired Person Affects You

13 Caring for Yourself

14 For Children and Teenagers

15 Financial and Legal Issues

16 Nursing Homes and Other Living Arrangements

17 Brain Disorders and the Causes of Dementia

18 Research in Dementia



App. 1. Further Reading

App. 2. Organizations

App. 3. Locating Your State Office on Aging and State Nursing Home Ombudsperson

App. 4. Nursing Home Residents' Rights



Index

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The 36-Hour Day: A Family Guide to Caring for Persons with Alzheimer Disease, Related Dementing Illnesses, and Memory Loss in Later Life 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was a wonderful resource! I am an Nurse Educator for nursing assistants. We focus on care for the elderly with dementia and Alzheimer's. My mother had me pick her up a copy as well. I shared excerpts with my students and have added She could have used this when she was taking care of Grandma. However, she has it now for her husband. The book was informative and supportive. It is not a book to sit and read in one sitting. I often kept in a private area so I could read small bites at time and then process that information. I recommend this book to anyone who is experiencing the loss that comes with dementia or Alzheimer's. It will not change the final outcome for your loved-one, but it might help you to help them go through this tragic loss with more dignity and peace. It will also help you to understand that this is not the person you know, they cannot help their behavior. It will also help you to know that this is not the person you once knew and they cannot help what they do or do not do!
Poofy More than 1 year ago
My mom heard about this book and picked up a copy. It is a great book for those caring for an elderly person. It has taught my mom new techniques and well as helping her understand how my grandma feels inside. We highly recommend this to all families dealing with these diseases. Thank you for such a great book.
brenda60 More than 1 year ago
we just found out our mom has demitta and its bad i heard about 36 hour day and its helping me so i want to thank you very much
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This has been a real aid for our family; not technical at all and very easy to comprehend for the lay-folk
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