The 36-hour Day

The 36-hour Day : A Family Guide to Caring for People Who Have Alzheimer Disease, Related Dementias, and Memory Loss

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Originally published in 1981, The 36-Hour Day was the first book of its kind. Thirty years later, with dozens of other books on the market, it remains the definitive guide for people caring for someone with dementia. Now in a new and updated edition, this best-selling book features thoroughly revised chapters on the causes of dementia, managing the early stages of dementia, the prevention of dementia, and finding appropriate living arrangements for the person who has dementia when home care is no longer an option.

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  • Paperback | 384 pages
  • 149.86 x 226.06 x 25.4mm | 521.63g
  • Baltimore, MD, United States
  • English
  • Revised
  • 5th Revised edition
  • 1421402807
  • 9781421402802
  • 110,824

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"Both a guide and a legend." (Chicago Tribune) "The best guide of its kind." (Chicago Sun-Times) "An excellent book for families who are caring for persons with dementia... A book that physicians can confidently recommend to the families of their patients." (Journal of the American Medical Association) "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." (New York Times) "An admirably realistic guide to caring for people with Alzheimer's." (New York Review of Books)"

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The Johns Hopkins Memory and Alzheimer's Center web site has information on dementia and links to videos reviewing how to deal with problems that commonly arise in the care of a person with dementia ( virtual support group).

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About Nancy L. Mace

Nancy L. Mace, M.A., 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 of the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Peter V. Rabins, M.D., M.P.H., is the Richman Family Professor of Alzheimer Disease and Related Disorders in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences of the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. He has joint appointments at the Bloomberg School of Public Health in the departments of Mental Health, and Health Policy and Management. Dr. Rabins is also the director of the Division of Geriatric Psychiatry and Neuropsychiatry, the T. Rowe and Eleanor Price Teaching Service, and the Jane K. Schapiro Family-Centered Dementia Care Program.

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