The 36-Hour Day: A Family Guide to Caring for People Who Have Alzheimer Disease, Other Dementias, and Memory Loss
By Peter V. Rabins and Nancy L. Mace
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About the AuthorNancy 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.
"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
"Excellent guidance and clear information of a kind that the family needs... The authors offer the realistic advice that sometimes it is better to concede the patient's frailties than to try to do something about them, and that a compassionate sense of humor often helps."--New York Times
"Both a guide and a legend."--Chicago Tribune
"An admirably realistic guide to caring for people with Alzheimer's."--New York Review of Books
"The best guide of its kind."--Chicago Sun-Times
"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
"Continues to be the 'bible' of recommendation for any caregiver whose family member suffers from dementia."--Bookwatch
"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
"The 36-Hour Day, 6th edition, serves as an essential guidebook full of detailed, practical, and compassionate advice for those caring for a PWD. This edition, released 36 years after the original, continues to provide relevant, practical, and up-to-date advice to those providing care to an individual with memory loss. The 36-Hour Day continues to serve as the gold-standard care guide for millions of dementia caregivers."--Kara B. Dassel, PhD, University of Utah, College of Nursing "The Gerontologist "