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The 36-Hour Day

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CARING FOR 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”.

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The National Institutes of Health (NIH) — The Nation’s Medical Research Agency — includes 27 Institutes and Centers and is a component of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. It is the primary federal agency for conducting and supporting basic, clinical and translational medical research, and it investigates the causes, treatments, and cures for both common and rare diseases.

For more information about NIH and its programs, visit www.nih.gov.

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m-mman
m-mman
May 14, 2015 4:49 pm

"Cognitive"(?) Too many ALZ/dementia training materials use that word. Although it is technically correct it is a rather 'technical' word.

How many times have you ever used the word 'cognitive' in a sentence? Outside of an ALZ/dementia situation? Have you ever used it at a party? Have you ever said "Gee, your are acting cognitively impaired today. Are you feeling ok?"

The word 'cognitive' is not a vernacular descriptor. It might mean something to scientists, but it's use impairs the applicability of this video lesson to stereotypical informational seekers. And who else would want to see it? Who is the intended audience?

The video also say that 'reason' is impaired. Since dementia presentation is 90+% behavioral, how would a inquiring person interpret the application of 'reason' to the observable changes in a loved one? Personally I dont think that using the word reason is a reasonable mechanism to convey the material.
But I applaud the effort. . . . .

Concerned person
Concerned person
January 13, 2016 5:58 pm

Good video & I'd love to share it but won't because it perpetuates the myth that dementia is a diagnosis of itself. It isn't & it shouldn't be. Dementia is a SYMPTOM of an underlying disease or condition. You wouldn't accept a diagnosis of 'fever' – this is just like that. Push to get the diagnosis of the underlying condition.

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January 16, 2016 3:52 am

There are about 10 different {major} types of dementia & many others that are singular & others that combine with each other etc…

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This site was inspired by my Mom’s autoimmune dementia.

It is a place where we separate out the wheat from the chafe, the important articles & videos from each week’s river of news. Google gets a new post on Alzheimer’s or dementia every 7 minutes. That can overwhelm anyone looking for help. This site filters out, focuses on and offers only the best information. it has helped hundreds of thousands of people since it debuted in 2007. Thanks to our many subscribers for your supportive feedback.

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