The 36-Hour Day: A Family Guide to Caring for People Who Have Alzheimer Disease, Related Dementias, and Memory Loss / Edition 5

The 36-Hour Day: A Family Guide to Caring for People Who Have Alzheimer Disease, Related Dementias, and Memory Loss / Edition 5

by Nancy L. Mace, Peter V. Rabins
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Johns Hopkins University Press
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The 36-Hour Day: A Family Guide to Caring for People Who Have Alzheimer Disease, Related Dementias, and Memory Loss / Edition 5

The 36-Hour Day has been the "bible" for millions of 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.

Praise for The 36-Hour Day

"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

"An excellent, practical manual for families and professionals involved in the care of persons with progressive illnesses... The book is specific and thought-provoking, and it will be helpful to anyone even remotely involved with an 'impaired' person... Highly recommended, especially for public and nursing libraries." — Library Journal

"Continues to be the 'bible' of recommendation for any caregiver whose family member suffers from dementia." — Bookwatch

"Recommended to all caregivers and families of persons with dementia as an indispensable source of valuable information on a very wide range of topics." — Case Management Journals

"An excellent guide with general information for family caregivers of persons with dementia... The text is person focused and describes the complexity and depth of the care required not only for persons with Alzheimer's disease and other forms of dementia but also for caregivers." — Activities, Adaptation and Aging

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781421402796
Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press
Publication date: 10/05/2011
Series: A Johns Hopkins Press Health Book
Edition description: fifth edition
Pages: 384
Product dimensions: 6.20(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.40(d)

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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I would highly recommend buying this well written book for anyone that has a family member or close friend that has been diagnosed with Dementia. It is very informative and gives you the steps you need to take to help your loved one. I have learned through reading this book that understanding this disease will help you and your loved one get through this very emotional chapter of your/their life.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I am a caregiver to a loved one with AD and this book has provided valuable information in a clear and concise way. You may skip the parts that do not concern your specific situation and review the ones that directly address your specific questions. It is also a reference source that is very helpful when questions arise as the disease progresses. It should be read by family members so they better understand how this terrible disease affects the impaired brain of the patient and the well being of the caregiver.
pei222 More than 1 year ago
This book has been, and continues to be of great help and comfort to me as I go through this process of being my husband's caregiver. It helps me to understand what he is going through and although it still hurts when he becomes angry and curses and calls me names, I am able to realize that it is not HIM, but the disease that is controlling his actions. Almost every page hits the mark in some way and looking to the future helps me to know what to expect. Most helpful and very well done.
Guest More than 1 year ago
A very comprehensive and helpful book a necessity reference book with information and sources
guitargirlTN More than 1 year ago
This is a wonderful resource for a very difficult situation. It has helped me to better understand my mother's situation. I am thankful that a friend shared it with me after it was recommended by her relative's doctor.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
As a person that witnessed first hand what happens when someone you love is stricken with Alzheimer's, this book hit the nail on the head in addressing how much we take for granted when it comes to our memories and thought. This book is remarkable. I'd recommend that you also buy "When God Stopped Keeping Score." It is an intimate look at the power of God and forgiveness and one that everyone deserves to read. Buy it and find out why for yourself.
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!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is informative, thorough, and very helpful for this journey with my mother's dementia. I highly recommend it.
Rosebudcjm More than 1 year ago
This book is very helpful for those of us caring for an Alzheimer's parent or spouse, who ever you might be caring for!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Mace and Rabins have put together a detailed primer for first time caregivers and family members of those with dementias. It provides information for every aspect of how to cope with this devestating illness. It is written at a basic level with little of the medical jargon that would confuse. Experienced caregivers who have dealt with their loved one's dementia probably will find this material lacking in sufficient detail, however it provides nuggets that you may have overlooked.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
There is so much information about dementia and the related deseases that it will greatly benefit anyone caring for someone. The information is both about the diseae and how to care for someone with it.
pretty-bird More than 1 year ago
A must read for every family facing the task of caring for a loved one with dementia or Alzheimer. There are many books on this subject, but this by far was the best I have read in dealing with the day to stress of caregiving, explaining the disease and where to go for help in preparing your loved one and your self for the long road ahead.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I found this book helpful in answering my questions about my Dad's dementia.
PunkieBL More than 1 year ago
Very well written and informative book for anyone to read that is dealing with a loved one who has dementia. It amazing how much we take for granted in out ability to think, remember and reason. Would recommend this book to everyone.
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
Anonymous 11 months ago
It is alot of help to me as a caregiver.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book contains a tremendous amount of information. It was almost overwhelming at times but will continue to be a great reference going forward.
GPI1990 More than 1 year ago
This book is the best I have read for understanding and dealing with dementia. Because it is in chapters, you can read what you want or what you can absorb and go back over-- not like a novel. This was recommended by the Alzheimer's Association. I have sent copies to all my children and stepchildren to help them understand my husband. He is early stages and dealing with it as well as can, and he wants to read this as he can. I recommend you send to close relatives to help them understand, and so they can help you both through this devastating illness.
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