The 36-Hour Day: A Family Guide to Caring for Persons With Alzheimer's
Author: Mace, Nancy L., Rabins, Peter V.
For families and friends of patients with dementing illnesses. It has served well in its prior appearances and should accomplish even more with this edition." -- Paul R. McHugh, M.D., in the foreword Through two editions, this best-selling book has remained the "bible" for families who are giving care to people with Alzheimer disease. "The 36-Hour Day" has offered comfort and support to millions of people in North America and, in translations and adapted editions, throughout the rest of the world. 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. Topics that have been added or extensively revised include: Updated terminology and statistics? New material on the evaluation of persons with dementia? Updated changes in laws on driving? A new section on hospice care? New information on assisted living facilities and financing care? Information on other types of dementia? The latest findings on eating and nutrition? New medical research in areas such as drugs, genetics, and diagnostic tests. The revised appendices include: New bibliographic references? websites? Updated addresses of associations and state offices. "Praise for previous editions: ""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""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 …