The 36-Hour Day By Nancy L. Mace, MA, and Peter V. Robins, MD; 1999; Baltimore, MD: The Johns Hopkins University Press; 339 pages; soft cover; $13.95, third edition
This third edition of The 36-Hour Day is a comprehensive look at the problems and challenges of living with and caring for a person with Alzheimer's disease. The 339 pages cover information ranging from personal hygiene, wandering, agitation, nutrition, nursing home placement, end-of-life decisions, and caregiver coping to the latest in research and drug therapy.
The chapters are appropriately titled with subheadings that allow quick access to pertinent information. Written for the lay person, the book is also of value to professionals dealing with patients with Alzheimer's disease and their families. The practical suggestions for dealing with problems are applicable in the home, as well as in institutional settings. Easy to read and easy to use, this book is recommended for anyone involved with patients with Alzheimer's disease.