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36 Hours in a Day
Posted: Wednesday, December 19, 2018 10:04 AM
Joined: 11/26/2018
Posts: 6

My father has dementia.  My mother's psychologist suggested this book:  36 Hours In A Day.  Has anyone read it?
Posted: Wednesday, December 19, 2018 10:36 AM
Joined: 12/4/2011
Posts: 18959

Oh, yes. It is a main reference book that will be helpful through out the illness. Please also read one of the books on validation by Naomi Feil. This book is key to non-medical treatment and needs to be read front to back. There are many other favorites.
Iris L.
Posted: Wednesday, December 19, 2018 11:59 PM
Joined: 12/15/2011
Posts: 16610

AAlso read "Understanding the Dementia Experience" by Jennifer Ghent-Fuller.  There is a free download online but I cannot post a link.

Iris L.

Bob Sacamano
Posted: Thursday, December 20, 2018 6:41 AM
Joined: 1/31/2012
Posts: 501

Here's the link. This (27) page excerpt is very informative but it's well worth your time to read the entire book.



Mimi S.
Posted: Thursday, December 20, 2018 12:10 PM
Joined: 11/29/2011
Posts: 7029

Yes, The 36 Hour Day is not meant, in my opinion, to be read cover to cover. It's a great reference when searching for a particular topic. Do download Understanding the Dementia Experience. Check your local library and your local Alz. Assoc can be a good source.  And do explore this site for help.
Jim Broede
Posted: Friday, February 1, 2019 11:28 PM
Joined: 12/22/2011
Posts: 5462

I've invented the 48-hour day. And read the book in two hours. Leaving 46 hours for other pursuits.  It was a very productive day. --Jim
Posted: Saturday, February 2, 2019 4:48 PM
Joined: 1/23/2017
Posts: 1219

I got a copy of  The 36 Hour Day right after my Barbara was diagnosed with early stage dementia, and it scared the living daylights out of me. I read about 1/4 of it before returning it to the library. I know that many consider this to be required reading for the caregiver, and maybe one day I will attempt to finish it, but for myself, at least at that time, I felt it was more of a hindrance than a help.