The 36-Hour Day

The 36-Hour Day

A Family Guide to Caring for People Who Have Alzheimer Disease, Related Dementias, and Memory Loss

The most trusted guide for caring for persons with Alzheimer’s disease, memory loss, and dementia disorders-now revised and updated with practical and legal advice and compassionate guidance for families and caregivers.

When someone in your family suffers from Alzheimer’s disease or other related memory loss diseases, both you and your loved one face immense challenges. For over thirty years, this book has been the trusted bible for families affected by dementia disorders. Now completely revised and updated, this guide features the latest information 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. You’ll learn:
  • The basic facts about dementia
  • How to deal with problems arising in daily care-meals, exercise, personal hygiene, and safety
  • How to cope with an impaired person’s false ideas, suspicion, anger, and other mood problems
  • How to get outside help from support groups, friends, and agencies
  • Financial and legal issues you must address.
Comprehensive and compassionate, The 36-Hour Day is the only guide you need to help your family through this difficult time.

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Genre: Nonfiction / Medical / Geriatrics

On Sale: September 25th 2012

Price: $10

Page Count: 640

ISBN-13: 9781455521159

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Praise

"Both a guide and a legend." --Chicago Tribune
"The best guide of its kind." --Chicago Sun-Times
"An excellent book for familias 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 realistic advice that sometimes it is better to concede the patient's frailties than 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