The 36-Hour Day: A Family Guide to Caring for People with Alzheimer Disease, Other Dementias, and Memory Loss in Later Life by Nancy L. MaceRevised in 2006 for its twenty-fifth anniversary, this best-selling book is the bible for families caring for people with Alzheimer disease, offering comfort and support to millions worldwide. In addition to the practical and compassionate guidance that have made The 36-Hour Day invaluable to caregivers, the fourth edition is the only edition currently available that includes new information on medical research and the delivery of care.
The new edition includes:
-new information on diagnostic evaluation-resources for families and adult children who care for people with dementia-updated legal and financial information-the latest information on nursing homes and other communal living arrangements-new information on research, medications, and the biological causes and effects of dementia
Also available in a large print edition
Praise for The 36-Hour Day:
SA STGEC ~ Classics: The 36 Hour Day (1993)
He lived independently for as long as he could, but just over a year ago he ended up in the hospital with a perforated ulcer. My brother and I found a skilled nursing facility for his rehab, shut down his apartment and sold his furniture, and spent nine months on the legal process of becoming his guardian and his conservator. First published in , the fifth edition came out last year.
Nancy L. Mace
Thirty Years of 'The 36-Hour Day'
Since then the book has gone on to sell 2. Ultimately the mimeographing became so burdensome, especially after Ann Landers mentioned it in a column, that Dr. Ten trade houses turned down Mace, then an assistant in psychiatry and coordinator of the T. What do you do if somebody is crying? Rabins in a phone conversation.
In the guide, authors Nancy L. Mace and Peter V. Rabins cover every aspect of caring for persons with cognitive impairment. They also have wise words about caregiver self-care, and their style is medically accurate and easily accessible. Thus, it is a book a caregiver may wish to keep close by for handy reference. Yet, they say, much has been learned about helping people care for dementia sufferers. Diagnosis is important, because depression, which is fairly common in older people, can mimic dementia.
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Months later, after her mother died, McLaughlin attended a grief workshop for caregivers. Mace and Peter V. McLaughlin bought a copy. For her, the book has been a lifeline. Emotional aspects, such as how to avoid triggering his anxiety. And just as important, the book also addresses her needs as a caregiver.