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

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

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Overview

The 36-Hour Day: A Family Guide to Caring for Persons with Alzheimer's Disease, Related Dementing Illnesses, and Memory Loss in Later Life by Nancy L. Mace, Peter V. Rabins

Through two editions, this best-selling book has remained the "bible" for families who are giving care to people with Alzheimer disease. The 36-Hour Day has offered comfort and support to millions of people in North America and, in translations and adapted editions, throughout th e rest of the world. For this third edition, the authors have retained the structure, scope, and purpose of the original book, while thoroug hly updating chapters to reflect the latest medical research and the c urrent delivery of care.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780801861482
Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press
Publication date: 01/28/1999
Series: Johns Hopkins Press Health Bks.
Edition description: 3RD
Pages: 352
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.30(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'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 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.

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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