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The 36-Hour Day Audiobook

The 36-Hour Day: A Family Guide to Caring for People Who Have Alzheimer Disease, Related Dementias, and Memory Loss, fifth edition

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Publisher's Summary

Read by Dr. Peter Rabins, this unabridged audio version of the definitive guide for people caring for someone who has dementia features 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.

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©1981, 1991, 1999, 2006, 2011 Johns Hopkins University Press (P)2013 Johns Hopkins University Press

What the Critics Say

"The best guide of its kind." (Chicago Sun-Times)
"Both a guide and a legend." (Chicago Tribune)
"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." (The New York Times)

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    Mary L Storms 05-22-15 Member Since 2014
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    "A MUST-read for everyone dealing with Alzheimer's"

    36-hour Day is absolutely required reading if your friends or family members are having severe memory problems. It took me months to finish it the first time because the content was depressing. I read the most pertinent chapters first, then others when I was ready to absorb the information. I've since heard or read the book twice more, absorbing more as my mother's disease advanced and as I wasn't as shell shocked by our situation. I recommend it to everyone - everyone. And I've given away numerous copies. Read it, then reread it.

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    Shelley 03-10-16
    Shelley 03-10-16 Member Since 2014
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    "Required reading for families of dementia patients"

    I just wish I had discovered this book when my dad was first diagnosed. We are now at the stage where a nursing home is urgent, but we could have been much better prepared if we had this information 5 years ago. The many issues covered, and with such sensitivity, are a huge help, even at this late stage of my dad's illness. I listened to it all the way through and will be returning to many chapters in the near future. Thank you for a valuable book!

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    Margaret O'Neal Fort Worth, TX United States 11-17-15
    Margaret O'Neal Fort Worth, TX United States 11-17-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Ability for Disability"

    The 36-Hour Day was well read, easy to listen to and to understand. Just enough information was provided to make me feel educated but not overwhelmed. I would recommend this book.

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    Robert 07-13-16
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    "This book could have been better"

    Unfortunately the people or Doctors they chose to narrate this book were horrible. I felt like they were talking to a five year old. The book is full of great information. I suggest buy book and read it yourself

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    K. Goodrich Bradenton, FL 06-17-16
    K. Goodrich Bradenton, FL 06-17-16 Member Since 2015
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    Really good information for people dealing with dementia in a loved one. The male reader is not great though, many words are slurred and his cadence is off. The female reader is great, but she only reads snippets.

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    BUCKY 05-15-16
    BUCKY 05-15-16 Member Since 2015
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    Would you listen to The 36-Hour Day again? Why?

    In this case, I would prefer the printed version in order to highlight specific parts for further review.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The 36-Hour Day?

    The information provided to prepare the caregiver


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    not necessarily since it was more informative than story


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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