- The Washington Times - Sunday, May 12, 2002

Books

• "The 36-Hour Day: A Family Guide to Caring for Persons With Alzheimer's Disease, Related Dementing Illnesses and Memory Loss in Later Life," by Nancy L. Mace and Dr. Peter V. Rabins, Warner Books, 2001. This book covers the legal, physical, social and emotional issues people face when caring for a loved one.

• "There's Still a Person in There: The Complete Guide to Treating and Coping With Alzheimer's," by Michael Castleman, Dr. Dolores Gallagher-Thompson and Dr. Matthew Naythons, Perigee, 1999. This book is a practical guide to the medical and emotional issues for people with Alzheimer's and their caregivers.

• "Alzheimer's Early Stages: First Steps in Caring and Treatment," by Daniel Kuhn and Dr. David A. Bennett, Hunter House, 1999. This book chronicles what happens as the disease progresses and tells caregivers what to expect as relationships change and decisions need to be made.

• "Elder Rage, or Take My Father Please! How to Survive Caring for Aging Parents," by Jacqueline Marcell, Impressive Press, 2001. A woman who cared for her elderly father offers her story and advice in this book.

Associations

• Alzheimer's Association of the National Capital Area, 11240 Waples Mill Road, Suite 402, Fairfax, VA 22030. Phone: toll-free 866/259-0042. Web site: www.alz-nca.org. The local chapter of this national nonprofit group has research information, support groups, medical referrals and respite care information.

• National Family Caregivers Association, 10400 Connecticut Ave., Suite 500, Kensington, MD 20895. Phone: 800/896-3650. Web site: www.nfcacares.org. This nonprofit group helps guide and support family caregivers dealing with a variety of illnesses.

Online

@$:m The Alzheimer's Disease Education and Referral Center (ADEAR) has a Web site (www.alzheimers.org) where visitors can find fact sheets, clinical trials information and caregiving advice. ADEAR is part of the National Institute on Aging.

• Visitors can find articles of interest for caregivers at www.caregiver.com, the site run by Today's Caregiver Magazine.


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