9780446618762

The 36-Hour Day A Family Guide to Caring for Persons with Alzheimer Disease, Related Dementing Illnesses, and Memory Loss in Later Life

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    9780446618762

  • ISBN10:

    0446618764

  • Edition: Revised
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2006-11-01
  • Publisher: Grand Central Life & Style
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Updated with the newest information on Alzheimer's Disease and dementia, this bestselling book has remained the "bible" for families who are giving care toafflicted loved ones.

Author Biography

Nancy L. Mace, M.A., now retired, was a consultant to, and a member of, the board of directors of the Alzheimer Association and an assistant in psychiatry as 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 hygiene and health policy and management, director of the geriatric neuropsychiatry section, 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.

PROFESSIONAL ENDORSMENT: THE 36-HOUR DAY is endorsed by the Alzheimer Disease And Related Disorders Association Of America

Table of Contents

Foreword
Preface
Acknowledgments
Preface to the First Edition
Dementia
Getting Medical Help for the Impaired Person
Characteristic Problems of Dementia
Problems in Independent Living
Problems Arising in Daily Care
Medical Problems
Problems of Behavior
Problems of Mood
Special Arrangements If You Become Ill
Getting Outside Help
You and the Impaired Person as Parts of a Family
How Caring for an Impaired Person Affects You
Caring for Yourself
For Children and Teenagers
Financial and Legal Issues
Nursing Homes and Other Living Arrangements
Brain Disorders and the Causes of Dementia
Research in Dementia
Further Reading
Organizations
Locating Your State Office on Aging and State Nursing Home Ombudsperson
Nursing Home Residents' Rights
Index
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