The 36 Hour Day
Revised in 2006 for its twenty-fifth anniversary, 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 is the only edition currently available that inc...more
The mgt of wandering. "If you are considering a day care center, we urge you to do so early in the illness. Day care center and nursing homes have found that people adjust best when (1) they do not stay long the first few visits, (2)the caregiver stays with them the first few times, and (3) someone from the program visits them at home before the transition. Leaving a confused pers...more
The book goes through all the stages of these tragic, often irreversible conditions, and how to deal with them in various ways, how to discuss and approach them, what (few) medications and (more) therapies are out there, the history and research behind the conditions a...more
One of the keys to the success of this book is their acceptance that caregivers are going to have emotions, unrealistic ideas about the prognosis, misinformation about the nature of dementia and will underestimate the diseases effects on them and their family. It's okay to feel guilty, it's okay to feel conflicted, it's okay that you eventually may be unable to care for this person you love, whose personality is changing...more
It was an extremely interesting book, though very, very repetitive in its mantra - there is no way that any human being will be able to take care of a l...more
On the other hand, once I got past that - it was useful. It's a good reference if you're caring for a person who has Alzheimer's or some other form of dementia.
There's lots of encouragement, good checklists, and advice.
It made me feel we've made a good choice for Dad, where he is.
And it reinforced my belief that I do NOT want to be old and h...more
I strongly recommend it for anyone whose life is touched by this tragic disease - and the earlier in the process you read it, the better.