The 36-Hour Day by Nancy Mace and Peter Rabins

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"The 36-Hour Day: A Family Guide to Caring for Persons with Alzheimer's Disease, Related Dementing Illnesses, and Memory Loss in Later Life"
by  Nancy L. Mace, M.A., Peter V. Rabins, M.D.,M.P.H.

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In the late 1970s there were no books guiding caring for people with dementing illnesses, the words "caregiving" and "Alzheimer's Disease" weren't yet part of the vernacular. In 1981 along came Nancy L. Mace and Peter V. Rabins' "The 36 Hour Day" and the world changed.

Even the title "The 36-Hour Day" continues to exemplify the underlying nature of dementia care, when constant evaluation of psychological behavior adds to the duties of basic care.

This is the "Bible" for families who are giving care to persons with Alzheimer Disease. For this third edition, the authors have retained the structure, scope and purpose of the original book, while
thoroughly updating chapters to reflect the latest medical research and the current delivery of care.

1  Dementia
2  Getting medical help for the impaired person
3  Characteristic problems of dementia
4  Problems in independent living
5  Problems arising in daily care
6  Medical problems
7  Problems of behavior
8  Problems of mood
9  Special arrangements if you become ill
10 Getting outside help
11 You and the impaired person as parts of a family
12 How caring for an impaired person affects you
13 Caring for yourself
14 For children and teenagers
15 Financial and legal issues
16 Nursing homes and other living arrangements
17 Brain disorders and the causes of dementia
18 Research in dementia

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