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


Through seven editions, The 36-Hour Day has been an essential resource for families who love and care for people with Alzheimer disease. Whether a person has Alzheimer disease or another form of dementia, he or she will face a host of problems. The 36-Hour Day will help family members and caregivers address these challenges and simultaneously cope with their own emotions and needs.

Featuring useful takeaway messages and informed by recent research into the causes of and the search for therapies to prevent or cure dementia, this edition includes new information on
• devices to make life simpler and safer for people who have dementia
• strategies for delaying behavioral and neuropsychiatric symptoms
• changes in Medicare and other health care insurance laws
• palliative care, hospice care, durable power of attorney, and guardianship
• dementia due to traumatic brain injury
• choosing a residential care facility
• support groups for caregivers, friends, and family members

The central idea underlying the 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.

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Nancy L. Mace, M.A., is currently teaching dementia care internationally. She has been a consultant to the Office of Technology Assessment, U.S. Congress, and to the Alzheimer's Association, and she was an assistant in psychiatry and coordinator of the T. Rowe and Eleanor Price Teaching Service at the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences of the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.

Average Rating: Average Rating: 5 of 5 5 of 5 Total Reviews: 6 > Write a review and receive 10% off!

5 of 5 The 36-hour Day March 22, 2023
Reviewer: Barb Wichmann  
Very insightful and educational. Would highly recommend. A great read.

5 of 5 Life saver March 6, 2023
Reviewer: Gio Harrell from Southwest Ranches, FL United States  
Why I didn't know about this book ? I don't know. It should be referred in every Neurologist memory disorders  and Dementia in general.  It's the Bible of Dementia survival.

5 of 5 36 Hour Day Guide October 10, 2022
Reviewer: Jean from Canandaigua, NY United States  
Excellent, excellent book! A must have for everyone who is dealing with dementia. Very thorough and informative. Answers questions with knowledge and empathy. Thanks to the authors.

5 of 5 The 36-Hour Day: A Guide to Caring Book September 13, 2022
Reviewer: Jennifer Pospichal from Elkhorn, NE United States  
This book is very helpful for those of us caring with a loved one who has dementia. The authors give a detailed progression of the disease, and it is validating to know that what I have experienced is what typically occurs during the dementia journey. It is extremely hard to witness your loved one going through this process, and the authors are thorough and compassionate.  It was also helpful that they stay up to date with new editions as medical science uncovers more information about the disease.

5 of 5 Great Advice March 1, 2021
Reviewer: Patricia Cabrera from Arvada, CO United States  
This is a wonderful resource for caregivers and clients alike.  The first book I recommend for those just beginning this difficult journey.

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