The 36-Hour Day Podcast: Why People Who Have Dementia Do the Things They Do

Today is the third in a series of brief podcast excerpts from The 36-Hour Day: A Family Guide to Caring for People Who Have Alzheimer Disease, Related Dementias, and Memory Loss. This bestselling title by Nancy L. Mace, M.A., and Peter V. Rabins, M.D., M.P.H., is in its fifth edition and is now available in an audio edition.

In this excerpt from Chapter 3, Dr. Rabins offers insights into why people who have dementia do the things they do. He explains how our brains do thousands of tasks, many of which we are unaware, and how the illness that causes dementia interferes with the complex sequence of steps required for even relatively simple tasks.

You can find this podcast and the rest of the series of podcasts here.