The 36-Hour Day

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

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Through five editions, The 36-Hour Day has been an essential resource for families who love and care for people with Alzheimer disease. Whether a person has Alzheimer disease or another form of dementia, he or she will face a host of problems. The 36-Hour Day will help family members and caregivers address these challenges and simultaneously cope with their own emotions and needs.

Featuring useful takeaway messages and informed by recent research into the causes of and the search for therapies to prevent or cure dementia, this edition includes new information on

* devices to make life simpler and safer for people who have dementia* strategies for delaying behavioral and neuropsychiatric symptoms* changes in Medicare and other health care insurance laws* palliative care, hospice care, durable power of attorney, and guardianship* dementia due to traumatic brain injury* choosing a residential care facility* support groups for caregivers, friends, and family members

The central idea underlying the 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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Product details

  • Paperback | 416 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 27mm | 567g
  • Baltimore, MD, United States
  • English
  • Revised
  • sixth edition
  • No
  • 1421422239
  • 9781421422237
  • 61,210

Table of contents

ForewordPreface1. Dementia2. Getting Medical Help for the Person Who Has Dementia3. Characteristic Behavioral Symptoms in People Who Have Dementia4. Problems in Independent Living5. Problems Arising in Daily Care6. Medical Problems7. Managing the Behavioral and Neuropsychiatric Symptoms of Dementia8. Symptoms Associated with Mood Change and Suspiciousness9. Special Arrangements if you Become Ill10. Getting Outside Help11. You and the person Who Has Dementia12. How Caring for a Person Who Has Dementia Affects You13. Caring for Yourself14. For Children and Teenagers15. Financial and Legal Issues16. Long-Term Care Arrangements17. Preventing and Delaying Cognitive Decline18. Brain Disorders and the Causes of Dementia19. Research in DementiaIndex
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The 36-Hour Day, 6th edition, serves as an essential guidebook full of detailed, practical, and compassionate advice for those caring for a PWD. This edition, released 36 years after the original, continues to provide relevant, practical, and up-to-date advice to those providing care to an individual with memory loss. The 36-Hour Day continues to serve as the gold-standard care guide for millions of dementia caregivers. -- Kara B. Dassel, PhD, University of Utah, College of Nursing * The Gerontologist *
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About Nancy L. Mace

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 of the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Peter V. Rabins, MD, MPH, is a professor of the practice in the Erickson School of Aging Management Services at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County. He was the founding director of the geriatric psychiatry program and the first holder of the Richman Family Professorship of Alzheimer Disease and Related Disorders in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences of the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.
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