Today is the fourth 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 practical advice and addresses some common frustrations for caregivers, such as solving one problem at a time to avoid feeling overwhelmed, relying on common sense and creativity, and sticking to a predictable schedule. Dr. Rabins emphasizes the importance of getting enough rest and “caring for the caregiver.” Dr. Rabins explains the latest medical understanding of dementia. He describes the types of dementia, when and how the condition progresses, and how diagnosis determines treatment options.
You can find this podcast and the rest of the series of podcasts here.