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Review: The 36-Hour Day

Monday, September 7, 2009

The 36-Hour Day is a book to buy if someone you love is growing a little older, and perhaps growing a little confused, too. The book is about memory loss and dementias like Alzheimer’s disease. It will give you information and strategies you need to care for your loved one, but more importantly, it gives you a perspective and understanding of what your loved one experiences as their illness transforms their behavior and memory.

I have an easy time finding quality technical content on the Internet, but I struggled finding good resources on this topic. The articles on dementia live in a wasteland of superficial prose, smeared by pointless advertisements. The 36-Hour Day : A Family Guide to Caring for Persons With Alzheimer Disease, Related Dementing Illnesses, and Memory Loss in Later Life is packed with advice to deal with the emotional, legal, medical, nutritional, and behavioral aspects of a heartbreaking situation. Kudos to the authors Nancy Mace and Peter Rabins.

The book will help you care for the person you love.

The book will help you care for yourself.

I highly recommend it.