The 36-Hour Day: A Family Guide to Caring for People with Alzheimer Disease, Other Dementias, and Memory Loss in Later Life

Revised in 2006 for its twenty fifth anniversary, this best selling book is the bible for families caring for people with Alzheimer disease, offering comfort and support to millions worldwide In addition to the practical and compassionate guidance that have made The 36 Hour Day invaluable to caregivers, the fourth edition is the only edition currently available that incRevised in 2006 for its twenty fifth anniversary, this best selling book is the bible for families caring for people with Alzheimer disease, offering comfort and support to millions worldwide In addition to the practical and compassionate guidance that have made The 36 Hour Day invaluable to caregivers, the fourth edition is the only edition currently available that includes new information on medical research and the delivery of care.The new edition includes new information on diagnostic evaluation resources for families and adult children who care for people with dementia updated legal and financial information the latest information on nursing homes and other communal living arrangements new information on research, medications, and the biological causes and effects of dementiaAlso available in a large print editionPraise for The 36 Hour Day
The Hour Day A Family Guide to Caring for People with Alzheimer Disease Other Dementias and Memory Loss in Later Life Revised in for its twenty fifth anniversary this best selling book is the bible for families caring for people with Alzheimer disease offering comfort and support to millions worldwide In addit

  • Title: The 36-Hour Day: A Family Guide to Caring for People with Alzheimer Disease, Other Dementias, and Memory Loss in Later Life
  • Author: Nancy L. Mace Peter V. Rabins
  • ISBN: 9780801885099
  • Page: 132
  • Format: Paperback
  • 1 thought on “The 36-Hour Day: A Family Guide to Caring for People with Alzheimer Disease, Other Dementias, and Memory Loss in Later Life”

    1. I spent 18 years of my professional life as a social worker specializing in the problems of the aging. Thirteen of those years were in nursing homes and rehab facilities. I could always identify the families of residents with Alzheimer's: they had big black circles under their eyes from lack of sleep. The 36 Hour Day was and is still the best thing written for the loved ones and caregivers of dementia patients. This book will help you deal with the terrible burdens of anger, love, guilt and conf [...]

    2. I picked up this book because it was recommended by the doctor who is helping keep up with the progress of my husband's grandfather's disease. He recommended that all family members read it, but much of the family was avoiding it, claiming it was horrible and too depressing. So I offered to read it and pass on the information that I found useful.It was an extremely interesting book, though very, very repetitive in its mantra - there is no way that any human being will be able to take care of a l [...]

    3. A useful and well put together guide about the complex world of Alzheimer dementia and how to care for people who are suffering from it.

    4. I had heard that The 36-Hour Day is the Alzheimer's caregivers bible, and I can see why. Having read other books on the subject, I'd say The 36-Hour Day is a more complete reference guide, helpful in many different stages of caregiving. Chapter titles are Dementia, Getting Medical Help for the Person with Dementia, Characteristic Behavioral Symptoms of Dementia, Problems in Independent Living, Problems Arising in Daily Care, Medical Problems, Behavioral Symptoms of Dementia, Symptoms That Appear [...]

    5. Where to begin? I read the 1990 version (16th printing) of this originally-printed in 1981 book to glean information in dealing with a loved one who suffers from dementia, so I knew going in that much of the information could potentially be outdated. Given how old it is, it's remarkably current in many/most ways that matter. (If the organization website URL'S and phone numbers are outdated, they're easy enough to find on the web.)Overall, it was a most helpful read and am so grateful to have had [...]

    6. wow is all i can say i love this book will be buying it for references One of the keys to the success of this book is their acceptance that caregivers are going to have emotions, unrealistic ideas about the prognosis, misinformation about the nature of dementia and will underestimate the diseases effects on them and their family. It's okay to feel guilty, it's okay to feel conflicted, it's okay that you eventually may be unable to care for this person you love, whose personality is changing slo [...]

    7. This is a fabulous and exhaustive guide for families caring for people with Alzheimer's, dementia, and memory loss. It's been around and continually updated for the last 25 years and is couched in compassionate and clear language. The book goes through all the stages of these tragic, often irreversible conditions, and how to deal with them in various ways, how to discuss and approach them, what (few) medications and (more) therapies are out there, the history and research behind the conditions a [...]

    8. I can't imagine a more comprehensive and compassionate book on caring for a loved one with dementia. Even if you are not a primary caregiver, this will be of interest if you know someone who is or have someone with dementia in your life. The author describes the person is trying his/her best, often making an incredible effort to get through each day and the reasons people with dementia do many of the things they do. I am dealing with this right now and it was an eye-opener that made me more forg [...]

    9. I hadn’t had any practical knowledge of Alzheimer’s Disease beyond dealing with end-of-life dementia in my grandparents so I thought my common sense would steer me through this new journey our family is undertaking. It took a comment from a relative, who’s been dealing with neurological problems, for me to realize how inadequate my education was: when discussing getting lost while driving, I inquired why she didn’t just use her iPad? Exasperated, she replied, “Because it’s not that I [...]

    10. “Thorough and compassionate, offering accessible information and practical advice, The 36-Hour Day is a necessary resource for families living with dementia. Still the gold standard, this book is the trusted reference that families turn to first—and over and over—for guidance and support in caring for someone with Alzheimer’s disease.” –Lisa Genova

    11. This book is more helpful than anything I've ever read or an advice I have ever received on Alzheimer's disease. It is the ultimate help for family and caregivers.

    12. A classic! It's one of the best books in helping caregivers understand Alzheimer's disease and other types of dementia.

    13. Very informative. This book was recommended to me by a friend and later by out Alzheimer's clinic. It's not a book to be read cover to cover but one where you can find guidance for whatever issue you're currently facing.

    14. “Mom is 87 and we've gone through a lot in the last year or so. She is diagnosed with AD and is at the point where she can't live by herself anymore. We attended an all day seminar on Dementia and Alzheimer Disease and they recommended this book. It is excellent and very thorough. It explains the different forms of dementia and all the various different problems that come with it. It covers research and suspected causes along with other medical problems. For me, the best part was when it dealt [...]

    15. Update: Taking this book off my "currently reading" shelf since my dad's struggle has ended. I hope to not ever have to return to it, but I will keep it around in case I am confronted with the need again. It is a wonderful and incredibly useful book. Please support the Alzheimer's Association in finding prevention and a cure for this terrible disease.Original review: This is probably going to be on my "currently reading" list for as long as my dad has Alzheimer's. It's not a book you want to sit [...]

    16. The book is organized so that one can read it in sections as a reference manual for needed tips and techniques. The advice I've read through was quite useful and prepared me for handling specific situations I encountered dealing with my loved one. The chapters I've chosen to read through in their entirety do the same. Alzheimer's is a disease that is very hard on us care-givers because the disease is awful, so if you are looking for a book offering practical advice without sugar-coating, this is [...]

    17. An excellent guide for understanding and dealing with a loved one who has Alzheimer's/dementia. There has been a lot of frustration in my own family with my grandmother's condition, and this book really put things into perspective for me. Instead of being angry and frustrated, and reacting on raw emotion, I've been able to deal with problems as they arise and with clarity.

    18. Lots of good things to learn here, but I urge you to read the book, rather than listen to the audio version. It was read by the authors, with the guy taking the lead and the female reading the headings and subheads. The male reader sounded like he was reading his book report out loud to the class -- he sounded so very proud of the material, not to mention his reading of it. Despite his very best efforts to enunciate, his speech impediment caused him to swallow or slur some of the words. And to h [...]

    19. A wonderful guide for families and friends of people who have memory loss issues. The book is well categorized and therefore makes of easy reference when looking for a baseline of concerning issues which arise with individuals whom are showing signs of Dementia or Alzheimer's. I keep my copy handy.

    20. Had this one for about a year and a half, consulting it in only the most timid of ways, stopped from anything more than that out of pure cowardice. Now, reading it through thoroughly, I found it provided necessary information in an easy to digest format, with plenty of anecdotes that offer genuine support and a surprising amount of comfort.

    21. A helpful (and depressing) overview of what lies ahead and how best to handle it if someone you love has been diagnosed with dementia. There were some tips that I hope to put into practice, but basically you would have to been an angel never to get impatient and angry occasionally, if you're a caregiver 24/7/365.

    22. I was reading this book in preparation for my mother's Alzheimer's care when she passed away suddenly. I also volunteer with hospice and see dementia patients on a weekly basis. This is a very informative book, and I recommend it for anyone who has a friend or relative with dementia of any kind.

    23. Gives you a lot of examples of families that had different problems associated with dementia. The thing that I found the most interesting was the book told of different types of dementia. Not all dementia is Alzheimers.

    24. More depressing than helpful at this point. Better to read at early stages of dementia so you can prepare for what lies ahead. If we didn't live in such a rural area than perhaps some of the resources they suggested would apply.

    25. Not really read, but rather skimmed for general structure, dipping into details where it seemed to apply to current situation. Dense, informative and helpful. Suspect I will need to turn to it as time goes on.

    26. An excellent resource for anyone experiencing this tragic life event. This book is very informative and offers helpful advice in how to communicate with a loved one experiencing memory loss. I highly recommend it.

    27. This is a must read if you have a loved one with a dementing illness. The last few chapters about the research seem a little out-dated but the majority of the book is very informative.

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