Memorability Books: The 36 Hour Day
Title: The 36-Hour Day
Authors: Nancy L. Mace, MA; Peter V Rabins, MD, MPH
Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press
Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia, are challenging for both the person with this illness and caregivers. As the person changes in terms of how they communicate, behave and function in general, it can be difficult to understand how to respond in the best way.
The 36-Hour Day provides comprehensive and practical advice on a range of issues that affect a person with dementia including the following:
- Understanding behavioural changes
- How to deal with combative behaviour
- How to improve communication
- Protecting the person from harm
- What to do about driving
- Advice on daily activities such as bathing, eating and sleeping
- The importance of exercise and having fun
“Good read to improve understanding of dementia and improve care for people living with dementia.”
The 36-Hour Day also has an essential section for caregivers which offers advice on getting help as it is impossible to manage all alone. Challenges that are particular to caregivers are addressed including emphasizing the importance of looking after yourself and the emotional impact that this illness has.
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