The 36-Hour Day: A Family Guide to Caring for People Who Have Alzheimer Disease and Other Dementias (Johns Hopkins Press Health Books) (Paperback)
With over 3.5 million copies sold, the bestselling guide to understanding and caring for people with dementia is now completely revised and updated
For 40 years, The 36-Hour Day has been the leading work in the field for caregivers of those with dementia. Written by experts with decades of experience caring for individuals with memory loss, Alzheimer's, and other dementias, the book is widely known for its authoritativeness and compassionate approach to care. Featuring everything from the causes of dementia to managing its early stages to advice on caring for those in the later stages of the disease, it is widely considered to be the most detailed and trusted book available.
Highlighting useful takeaway messages and informed by recent research into the causes of dementia, this new edition has been completely updated. It features
- brand-new content on everything from home care aides to useful apps to promising preventative techniques and therapies
- practical advice for avoiding caregiver burnout--plus tips for when and how to get additional help
- a completely new two-column design that allows readers to quickly access what they need
The central idea underlying this indispensable book--that much can be done to improve the lives of people with dementia and of those caring for them--remains the same. The 36-Hour Day is the definitive dementia care guide.
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 at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Peter V. Rabins, MD, MPH, is professor emeritus in the Departments of Psychiatry and Medicine at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. The author of Is It Alzheimer's? 101 Answers to Your Most Pressing Questions about Memory Loss and Dementia, he was the founding director of the Division of Geriatric Psychiatry and Neuropsychiatry and the first holder of the Richman Family Professorship in Alzheimer Disease and Related Dementias.