1 Mental/Behavioral Case Studies for Alzheimer’s Disease Karina Jane R. Salvador HCS/245 October 10, 2016 Vicki Wright
2 Mental/Behavioral Case Studies for Alzheimer’s Disease Alzheimer’s disease is one of the most common forms of dementia, which causes a memory loss and intellectual abilities that interferes with the daily activities in life. The progression of the disease affects each individual in different ways and will experience symptoms differently. Alzheimer’s disease is a form of mental illness and a chronic disease which means that it progresses slowly and in three general stages: mild (early stage), moderate (middle stage) and severe (late stage). Case Study for Mr. Speed Primary prevention is an important factor in delaying the onset, and sometimes preventing many chronic diseases and health conditions. The goal of secondary prevention is to ameliorate the effects of illness or injury, while tertiary prevention aims to improve patients’ quality of life in the disease state (Nadloo & Wills, 2000). Since Mr. Speed is currently in the early stage of the disease, he is still able to function independently and will only require primary care which is prevention of any health problems that may arise. According to the Alzheimer’s Research and Prevention Foundation, there is some proof that preventive measures should include avoiding a diet high in trans-fat and saturated fat, especially red meats. Other prevention
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