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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"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)
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.
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!
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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