36-Hour Day A Family Guide to Caring for People Who Have Alzheimer Disease, Related Dementias, and Memory Loss

ISBN-10: 1455521159
ISBN-13: 9781455521159
Edition: 5th 2012 (Revised)
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Description: When someone in your family suffers from Alzheimer disease or other related memory loss diseases, both you and your loved one face immense challenges. For over thirty years, this book has been the trusted bible for families affected by dementia  More...

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Book details

List price: $13.00
Edition: 5th
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
Publication date: 9/25/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 640
Size: 4.50" wide x 7.75" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 0.682
Language: English

When someone in your family suffers from Alzheimer disease or other related memory loss diseases, both you and your loved one face immense challenges. For over thirty years, this book has been the trusted bible for families affected by dementia disorders. Now completely revised and updated, this guide features the latest information on the causes of dementia, managing the early stages of dementia, the prevention of dementia, and finding appropriate living arrangements for the person who has dementia when home care is no longer an option.You'll learn:-The basic facts about dementia-How to deal with problems arising in daily care-- meals, exercise, personal hygiene, and safety-How to cope with an impaired person's false ideas, suspicion, anger, and other mood problems-How to get outside help from support groups, friends, and agencies-Financial and legal issues you must address.Comprehensive and compassionate,THE 36-HOUR DAYis the only guide you need to help your family through this difficult time.

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. She is coauthor of Teaching Dementia Care: Skill and Understanding, also published by Johns Hopkins. 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.

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