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

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

by Nancy L. Mace, Peter V. Rabins

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781421422237
Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press
Publication date: 04/18/2017
Series: A Johns Hopkins Press Health Book
Edition description: sixth edition
Pages: 416
Sales rank: 27,694
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.30(h) x 1.20(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

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.

Table of Contents

Foreword
Preface
1. Dementia
2. Getting Medical Help for the Person Who Has Dementia
3. Characteristic Behavioral Symptoms in People Who Have Dementia
4. Problems in Independent Living
5. Problems Arising in Daily Care
6. Medical Problems
7. Managing the Behavioral and Neuropsychiatric Symptoms of Dementia
8. Symptoms Associated with Mood Change and Suspiciousness
9. Special Arrangements if you Become Ill
10. Getting Outside Help
11. You and the person Who Has Dementia
12. How Caring for a Person Who Has Dementia Affects You
13. Caring for Yourself
14. For Children and Teenagers
15. Financial and Legal Issues
16. Long-Term Care Arrangements
17. Preventing and Delaying Cognitive Decline
18. Brain Disorders and the Causes of Dementia
19. Research in Dementia
Index

What People are Saying About This

Meryl Comer

"Having lived the chapter and verse of The 36-Hour Day for twenty years, I know how this book empowers families with constructive and compassionate advice. This new edition offers definitive testament to the slow destructive force of Alzheimer’s disease and how it challenges families caring for loved ones with dementia. It is a must read by all those who serve our aging generation."

Lisa Genova

"Thorough and compassionate, offering accessible information and practical advice, The 36-Hour Day is a necessary resource for families living with dementia. Still the gold standard, this book is the trusted reference that families turn to first—and over and over—for guidance and support in caring for someone with Alzheimer’s disease."

Paula Spencer Scott

"From its knowing title to its knows-everything contents,The 36-Hour Day"gets" what you're going through. This encyclopedia of dementia care misses no aspect of life affected, from tough behaviors to challenged relationships to medication decisions — describing each with both the honesty and compassion we caregivers deeply need."

Jeffrey Cummings

"We yearn for the day when there is no Alzheimer’s, no Alzheimer patients, and no Alzheimer caregivers.Until then, there is The 36-Hour Day."

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