The 36Hour Day fourth edition The 36Hour Day

May 3, 2012 by  
Filed under Alzheimers

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 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
- new information on research, medications, and the biological causes and effects of dementia

....read more

The 36Hour Day 5th edition A Family Guide

April 28, 2012 by  
Filed under Alzheimers

Originally published in 1981, The 36-Hour Day was the first book of its kind. Thirty years later, with dozens of other books on the market, it remains the definitive guide for people caring for someone with dementia. Now in a new and updated edition, this best-selling book features thoroughly revised chapters 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.

Praise for The 36-Hour Day

Both a guide and a legend. -- Chicago Tribune

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 the patient's frailties than to try to do something about them, and that a compassionate sense of humor often helps. -- New York Times

An admirably realistic guide to caring for people with Alzheimer's. -- New York Review of Books

An excellent, practical manual for families and professionals involved in the care of persons with progressive illnesses... The book is specific and thought-provoking, and it will be helpful to anyone even remotely involved with an 'impaired' person... Highly recommended, especially for public and nursing libraries. -- Library Journal

Continues to be the 'bible' of recommendation for any caregiver whose family member suffers from dementia. -- Bookwatch

Recommended to all caregivers and families of persons with dementia as an indispensable source of valuable information on a very wide range of topics. -- Case Management Journals

An excellent guide with general information for family caregivers of persons with dementia... The text is person focused and describes the complexity and depth of the care required not only for persons with Alzheimer's disease and other forms of dementia but also for caregivers. -- Activities, Adaptation and Aging

....read more

Alzheimer’s A Caregiver’s Guide and Sourcebook 3rd Edition

April 27, 2012 by  
Filed under Alzheimers

The landmark bestselling guide----now updated with the latest essential information

The third edition of this critically acclaimed guide leads you through the realities of caring for a loved one struggling with Alzheimer's. The author, a nationally recognized authority, details the latest developments in treatment and care options and offers helpful, hopeful advice for getting through difficult challenges. Now fully revised and updated, this edition includes new chapters designed to help caregivers cope with stress and depression and offers information on the latest breakthrough research developments and treatments. Alzheimer's speaks directly to your vital concerns, including:
* the symptoms and traits of Alzheimer's, what to expect at each progressive stage, and how to respond to behavior problems
* the full range of treatments and support services available, including tips on how to locate and finance them
* ways to understand your feelings and the impact of grief
* new information on managing caregiver stress and chronic depression in sufferers
* the latest therapies and medical research


With its sensitive and in-depth examination, Alzheimer's shows how to make the care you give more rewarding and effective and how to make the life of anyone caught in the grip of Alzheimer's more loving and comfortable.

Valuable information for families, friends, and caregivers. . . a concisely written, essential resource.-Booklist ....read more

The 36Hour Day fifth edition The 36Hour Day

April 27, 2012 by  
Filed under Alzheimers

Originally published in 1981, The 36-Hour Day was the first book of its kind. Thirty years later, with dozens of other books on the market, it remains the definitive guide for people caring for someone with dementia. Now in a new and updated edition, this best-selling book features thoroughly revised chapters 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.

....read more