The 36-Hour Day: A Family Guide to Caring for People with Alzheimer's Disease, Other Dementias, and Memory Loss

Mace, Nancy L. & . 5th ed. 10 CDs. retail ed. unabridged. 13½ hrs. Johns Hopkins. 2013. ISBN 9781421407777. $39.95; digital download. HEALTH
Bursting with suggestions, options, caveats, and advice, this work, now in its fifth edition, remains the definitive guide to living with dementia. Originally published in 1981, this updated edition reflects the latest medical science and caregiver-devised solutions to dementia issues. Discussions include nursing home research, caregiver coping strategies, daily routines (meals, shopping, driving, finances, etc.), housing alternatives, pain management, toileting, behavior issues, and interpersonal concerns. Elizabeth Tracey introduces chapters and sections, and Mace's well-paced, friendly, and authoritative reading capably addresses uncomfortable or potentially embarrassing topics. Professionally produced with consistent volume, the audiobook has calming background music leading into each chapter without overwhelming either reader.
VERDICT Of interest to patrons looking for information on living with dementia.

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