Thursday, December 13, 2012
The 36-Hour Day
Recently, I posted about a book I reviewed, in regards to adult children taking care of their parents with dementia. Since that time, I was advised another book to read called The 36-Hour Day, which came highly recommended by a respected geriatric specialist in my local area.
If you have made it to the official diagnosis, and are involved in anyway in your parent's care, I strongly suggest reading this book. If you are a friend of a family wading through the murky waters of a dementia related illness, I also suggest reading this book. It gives some basic ideas on what type of support the patient and family will need, in the days ahead.
The 36-Hour Day, fifth edition: The 36-Hour Day: A Family Guide to Caring for People Who Have Alzheimer Disease, Related Dementias, and Memory Loss (A Johns Hopkins Press Health Book)
Even with all of the dementia books now on the market, this one still seems to be the most recommended and I did find it very helpful in shedding light on many areas I did not think about. This book covers end of life decisions, where to potentially find financial help, terms and definitions, how to choose a nursing home or another care facility and more.
Read my review of WHEN YOUR PARENT BECOMES YOUR CHILD here