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The 36-Hour Day

A Family Guide to Caring for Persons with Alzheimer Disease, Related Dementing Illnesses, and Memory Loss in Later Life, Fifth Edition

Nancy L. Mace, M.A., Peter V. Rabins, M.D., Paul R. McHugh

This indispensable guide for families caring for people with Alzheimer disease is recognized as the best handbook of its kind, enthusiastically recommended by physicians, friends, and family members. Readers will find in the third edition of The 36-Hour Day the latest information on: the financing and delivery of care in today's health care marketplace; the genetics of Alzheimer disease, which has special importance for family members who may be concerned about their risk of developing the disease; recent trends in research on the treatment of Alzheimer and about other dementia-causing diseases; new drug treatments which hold promise for improving the quality of life for persons with dementia; testing people for Alzheimer disease; eating and nutrition; assisted living facilities and hospice care; recent books, videos, and websites where families can find educational materials and information about Alzheimer organizations and state agencies on aging. This is the best-selling book about Alzheimer's on the Internet.

The 36-Hour Day describes the human element of living with the illness and caring for people with Alzheimer disease, from day-to-day problems (personal hygiene, wandering, and irritability, for example) to major decisions families will have to face: telling a parent that they may no longer be able to live alone, placing a family member in a nursing home, or coping when a spouse develops the symptoms of Alzheimer disease. As Dr. Paul R. McHugh, the Henry Phipps Professor of Psychiatry at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, writes in his foreword to the 3rd edition: "The 36-Hour Day is written for those who know something about life, hate to lose a person they cherish, and seek ways to bring assistance in living to him or her . . . It has served well in its prior appearances and should accomplish even more with this edition."

About The Authors:

Nancy L. Mace, M.A., is currently teaching dementia care internationally. She has been a consultant to the Office of Technology Assessment, U.S. Congress, and to the Alzheimer's Association, and she was an assistant in psychiatry and coordinator of the T. Rowe and Eleanor Price Teaching Service at the Department of Psychiatry of the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.

Peter V. Rabins, M.D., is associate professor of psychiatry, director of the psychogeriatric unit, and director of the T. Rowe and Eleanor Price Teaching Service at the Department of Psychiatry of the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.

You can now order the book directly on the Internet from Lake Solitude Media's Alzheimer's Bookstore in affiliation with Books. Click on the link below.