The 36-Hour Day
Originally published in 1981, The 36-Hour Day: A family guide to caring for people who have Alzheimer's disease, related dementias and memory loss, was the first book of its kind. Thirty years later, with dozens of other books on the market, it remains a highly regarded guide for people caring for someone with dementia.
When a family member receives a diagnosis of dementia, this may lead to your loved one and yourself facing a range of challenges. For more than 30 years, this book has been the best-selling and trusted 'bible' for families affected by dementia disorders.
Now completely revised and updated, the fifth edition of The 36 Hour Day features the latest information on the causes of dementia, managing the early stages of dementia, the prevention of dementia, and developing sustainable and appropriate living arrangements.
You'll learn about:- Basic facts about dementia
- How to deal with issues arising in daily care-- meals, exercise, personal hygiene, and safety
- How to support a person impacted by the symptoms of dementia
- How to get additional support from support groups, friends, and agencies
- Financial and legal issues.
This book is written for an American audience but many of the insights and principles are widely applicable. The sale of the book here does not imply an endorsement by HammondCare or the Dementia Centre.
Authors: Nancy L. Mace, M.A & Peter V. Rabins, M.D., M.P.H.
Softcover: 384 pages
Publisher: John Hopkins University Press
Product Dimensions: 230 x 150 x 25
Shipping weight: 565 grams
'Both a guide and a legend.' -- Chicago Tribune
'The best guide of its kind.' -- Chicago Sun-Times
'An excellent book for families 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
'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
'Recommended to all caregivers and families of persons with dementia as an indispensable source of valuable information on a very wide range of topics.' -- Case Management Journals
'An excellent guide with general information for family caregivers of persons with dementia... The text is person focused and describes the complexity and depth of the care required not only for persons with Alzheimer's disease and other forms of dementia but also for caregivers.' -- Activities, Adaptation and Aging
$35.00 (inc GST)