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

Author(s): Nancy L. Mace

Growing Older

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 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; and, new information on research, medications, and the biological causes and effects of dementia. "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

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"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"

Nancy L. Mace, M.A., now retired, was a consultant to and a 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 at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Peter V. Rabins, M.D., M.P.H., is a professor of psychiatry, with joint appointments in medicine, mental health, and health policy and management, co-director of the Division of Geriatric Psychiatry and Neuropsychiatry, and director of the T. Rowe and Eleanor Price Teaching Service of the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.

General Fields

  • : 9780801885099
  • : Johns Hopkins University Press
  • : Johns Hopkins University Press
  • : November 2006
  • : United States
  • : November 2020
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Nancy L. Mace
  • : Paperback
  • : 4th Revised edition
  • : 362.19683
  • : 368