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The 36-Hour Day

The 36-Hour Day by Dr. Rabins
#1 BEST SELLING BOOK ON ALZHEIMER'S & DEMENTIA: "Continues to be the 'bible' of recommendation for any caregiver whose family member suffers from a dementia such as Alzheimer's." -- Bookwatch Learn more about "The 36-Hour Day". (Video+Article)

This all-time best-selling book is the single most popular resource 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 new fifth edition includes updated information on:

  • diagnostic evaluation
  • research
  • medications
  • biological causes and effects of dementias such as Alzheimer’s
  • legal and financial information
  • nursing homes and other communal living arrangements.

The Caregiver’s Bible

Newest 7th Edition

“Continues to be the ‘bible’ of recommendation for any caregiver whose family member suffers from a dementia such as Alzheimer’s.”  — Bookwatch

“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 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

“Recommended to all caregivers and families of persons with dementia as an indispensable source of valuable information on a very wide range of topics.” — Kathryn Oliphant, 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.” — M. Jean Keller, EdD, Activities, Adaptation and Aging

“An admirably realistic guide to caring for people with Alzheimer’s.” — Michael Greenberg, New York Review of Books

About the Authors

Nancy L. Mace, M.A., now retired, was a consultant to and a member of the board of directors of the Alzheimer’s Association and an assistant in psychiatry and 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 health, and health policy and management, co-director of the Division of Geriatric Psychiatry and Neuropsychiatry, 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.

A Johns Hopkins Press Health Book

“This book is written by experienced authorities in the field, and it is easy enough to read for those without medical backgrounds. It is the likely all-time best-seller in its field for a reason.”
Adam Smythe

“If you are caring for someone that has dementia, you need to read this book. I have read it twice and it is so helpful and full of hints to make life easier for you and your loved one. The book has great insight on how the patient is feeling and how best to care for them.”
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This site was inspired by my Mom’s autoimmune dementia.

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