The 36-Hour Day: A Family Guide to Caring for People Who Have Alzheimer’s Disease and Other Dementias
The 36-Hour Day has been the leading work in the field for caregivers of those with dementia. Written by experts with decades of experience caring for individuals with memory loss, Alzheimer’s, and other dementias, the book is widely known for its authoritativeness and compassionate approach to care. Featuring everything from the causes of dementia to managing its early stages to advice on caring for those in the later stages of the disease, it is widely considered to be the most detailed and trusted book available.
When a person with late-stage Alzheimer’s— a degenerative brain disease — nearsthe end of life and is no longer able to makehis or her own decisions, families must makechoices on the person’s behalf. The Alzheimer’s Association® can help youprepare for making end-of-life decisions.
Ultimately, my goal is to help people build their skill sets. I believe, if we are going to make a difference, we must be willing to change, rather than try to get the person living with dementia to change back into the person they were before the condition started. The condition is changing them, so we change or we are not helpful. The question for me is: What are you going to do about it? If you are interested, take a look, and then try some of the tips I have provided. You can be the big difference in the quality of someone’s life. I believe it’s not about where the journey ends, it’s about who you are with and how you get there.
988 has been designated as the new three-digit dialing code that will route callers to the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (now known as the 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline), and is now active across the United States. When people call, text, or chat 988, they will be connected to trained counselors that are part of the existing Lifeline network. These trained counselors will listen, understand how their problems are affecting them, provide support, and connect them to resources if necessary.
Learn about what young-onset Alzheimer’s is, what it can look like, coping tips, and more. “When Alzheimer’s begins in middle age, misdiagnosis may be more likely. This rare form of Alzheimer’s affects work, finances, and family.”
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