The 36 hour Day
Score: 4.5
From 23 Ratings

The 36 hour Day


  • Author : Nancy L. Mace
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 2001-01
  • Genre: Family & Relationships
  • Pages : 573
  • ISBN 10 : 0801865212


The 36 hour Day Book Description :

A guide to caring for those who can no longer take care of themselves offers information on hospice care and assisted living facilities, types of demetia, nutrition and medication, and new driving laws for the elderly.

The 36 Hour Day

The 36 Hour Day


  • Author : Nancy L. Mace
  • Publisher : JHU Press
  • Release Date : 2017-04-18
  • Genre: Health & Fitness
  • Pages : 416
  • ISBN 10 : 9781421422244


The 36 Hour Day Book Description :

Through five editions, The 36-Hour Day has been an essential resource for families who love and care for people with Alzheimer disease. Whether a person has Alzheimer disease or another form of dementia, he or she will face a host of problems. The 36-Hour Day will help family members and caregivers address these challenges and simultaneously cope with their own emotions and needs. Featuring useful takeaway messages and informed by recent research into the causes of and the search for therapies to prevent or cure dementia, this edition includes new information on • devices to make life simpler and safer for people who have dementia • strategies for delaying behavioral and neuropsychiatric symptoms • changes in Medicare and other health care insurance laws • palliative care, hospice care, durable power of attorney, and guardianship • dementia due to traumatic brain injury • choosing a residential care facility • support groups for caregivers, friends, and family members The central idea underlying the book—that much can be done to improve the lives of people with dementia and of those caring for them—remains the same. The 36-Hour Day is the definitive dementia care guide.

The 36 Hour Day
Score: 4.5
From 10 Ratings

The 36 Hour Day


  • Author : Nancy L. Mace
  • Publisher : JHU Press
  • Release Date : 2008-03-01
  • Genre: Health & Fitness
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN 10 : 9780801889486


The 36 Hour Day Book Description :

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 dementiaAlso available in a large print editionPraise for The 36-Hour Day:

The 36 Hour Day
Score: 4.5
From 25 Ratings

The 36 Hour Day


  • Author : Nancy L. Mace
  • Publisher : JHU Press
  • Release Date : 2011-10-07
  • Genre: Health & Fitness
  • Pages : 384
  • ISBN 10 : 9781421403069


The 36 Hour Day Book Description :

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.

A Loving Approach to Dementia Care

A Loving Approach to Dementia Care


  • Author : Laura Wayman
  • Publisher : JHU Press
  • Release Date : 2017-04-11
  • Genre: Family & Relationships
  • Pages : 168
  • ISBN 10 : 9781421422282


A Loving Approach to Dementia Care Book Description :

A Loving Approach to Dementia Care is an empathetic guide, filled with respect, calm, creativity—and love.

Learning to Speak Alzheimer s
Score: 5
From 1 Ratings

Learning to Speak Alzheimer s


  • Author : Joanne Koenig Coste
  • Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Release Date : 2004-09-08
  • Genre: Medical
  • Pages : 258
  • ISBN 10 : 9780547526829


Learning to Speak Alzheimer s Book Description :

More than four million Americans suffer from Alzheimer’s, and as many as twenty million have close relatives or friends with the disease. Revolutionizing the way we perceive and live with Alzheimer’s, Joanne Koenig Coste offers a practical approach to the emotional well-being of both patients and caregivers that emphasizes relating to patients in their own reality. Her accessible and comprehensive method, which she calls habilitation, works to enhance communication between carepartners and patients and has proven successful with thousands of people living with dementia. Learning to Speak Alzheimer’s also offers hundreds of practical tips, including how to: · cope with the diagnosis and adjust to the disease’s progression · help the patient talk about the illness · face the issue of driving · make meals and bath times as pleasant as possible · adjust room design for the patient’s comfort · deal with wandering, paranoia, and aggression

When Someone You Know Is Living in a Dementia Care Community

When Someone You Know Is Living in a Dementia Care Community


  • Author : Rachael Wonderlin
  • Publisher : JHU Press
  • Release Date : 2016-10-09
  • Genre: Family & Relationships
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN 10 : 9781421420646


When Someone You Know Is Living in a Dementia Care Community Book Description :

Life changes dramatically for the entire family when the decision is made to move a person who has dementia from home to community care. Rachael Wonderlin, a gerontologist, dementia care expert, and popular dementia care blogger, helps caregivers cope with the difficult behaviors, emotions, and anxieties that both they and their loved one may experience. Writing from her own practice and drawing on the latest research in gerontology and dementia, Wonderlin explains the different kinds of dementia, details the wide range of care communities available for people who have dementia, and speaks empathetically to the worry and guilt many families feel. "Do not let anyone make you feel like you have taken the ‘easy way out’ by choosing a dementia care community," she writes. "You are still going to deal with a lot of challenging behaviors, concerns, and questions regarding your loved one’s care." When Someone You Know Is Living in a Dementia Care Community is an accessible guide offering answers to such questions as: · How do I choose a place for my loved one to live?· What can I find out by visiting a candidate memory-care community twice?· What do I do if my loved one asks about going home?· How can I improve the quality of my visits?· What is the best way to handle conflict between residents, or between the resident and staff?· How can I cope with my loved one’s sundowning?· What do I do if my loved one starts a romantic relationship with another resident? An indispensable book for family members and friends of people with dementia, When Someone You Know is Living in a Dementia Care Community touches the heart while explaining how to make a difficult situation better.

Is It Alzheimer s

Is It Alzheimer s


  • Author : Peter V. Rabins
  • Publisher : JHU Press
  • Release Date : 2020-03-10
  • Genre: Health & Fitness
  • Pages : 160
  • ISBN 10 : 9781421436418


Is It Alzheimer s Book Description :

Perhaps someone in your family has been diagnosed with Alzheimer disease—or maybe you worry about developing memory loss yourself. In Is It Alzheimer's?, Dr. Peter V. Rabins, a top expert in the field, educates readers by answering 101 often-asked questions about memory loss and dementia. Written in a conversational, easy-to-use Q&A style, the book is organized into seven unique sections. A companion to the best-selling The 36-Hour Day, which Dr. Rabins coauthored, this book discusses • how to distinguish typical memory loss from early dementia • how dementia is diagnosed • what factors play a role in the progression of dementia • whether it's possible to lower your risk of developing Alzheimer disease or dementia • how to improve the quality of life of people with dementia • how to assess long-term care facilities and nursing homes • available treatments, including medication • how to explain the symptoms of Alzheimer disease and dementia to others • how to provide caregivers with psychological and emotional support • and much more Aimed at friends and family members of the estimated 5.1 million US adults with dementia, as well as adults who are concerned about developing dementia, the book offers helpful directions and comfort. Is It Alzheimer's? is a quick, accessible, and essential reference for anyone who hopes to navigate the confusion of dementing illnesses.

What If It s Not Alzheimer s

What If It s Not Alzheimer s


  • Author : Gary Radin
  • Publisher : Prometheus Books
  • Release Date : 2014-10-07
  • Genre: Health & Fitness
  • Pages : 444
  • ISBN 10 : 9781616149697


What If It s Not Alzheimer s Book Description :

Although the public most often associates dementia with Alzheimer’s disease, the medical profession now distinguishes various types of “other” dementias. This book is the first and only comprehensive guide dealing with frontotemporal degeneration (FTD), one of the largest groups of non-Alzheimer’s dementias. The contributors are either specialists in their fields or have exceptional hands-on experience with FTD sufferers. Beginning with a focus on the medical facts, the first part defines and explores FTD as an illness distinct from Alzheimer’s disease. Also considered are clinical and medical care issues and practices, as well as such topics as finding a medical team and rehabilitation interventions. The next section on managing care examines the daily care routine including exercise, socialization, adapting the home environment, and behavioral issues. In the following section on caregiver resources, the contributors identify professional and government assistance programs along with private resources and legal options. The final section focuses on the caregiver, in particular the need for respite and the challenge of managing emotions. This new, completely revised edition follows recent worldwide collaboration in research and provides the most current medical information available, a better understanding of the different classifications of FTD, and more clarity regarding the role of genetics. The wealth of information offered in these pages will help both healthcare professionals and caregivers of someone suffering from frontotemporal degeneration.

Dementia with G  R  A  C  E

Dementia with G R A C E


  • Author : Vicky Noland Fitch
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 2018-04-02
  • Genre:
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 0692102310


Dementia with G R A C E Book Description :

Dementia With GRACE I believe that although much is lost at each stage of dementia, there is much that remains. I believe that when you see the ¿why¿ of a behavior, it ceases to be ¿problem¿ and rather becomes an opportunity for deeper connection. Did you know that almost all behaviors are because of an unmet need? I believe that by understanding this basic tenet and then using that knowledge to reframe the disease and its effects, we can better meet the needs of those we love.The techniques you will find in this guide will help you navigate the rough days and steer you toward more graceful days. This approach to behavior management has been developed over years working with people with dementia. In these pages, you will find an approach for just about any behavior that emerges! You will come to understand HOW to manage the behavior by learning WHY certain behaviors occur and WHAT you can do to keep ¿problem¿ behaviors at a minimum. Using a proven, systematic approach to behavior management based on the acronym, G.R.A.C.E., you will you discover the meaning behind each step, and discover how extending and receiving grace can help both your loved one receiving care, AND you as a caregiver.