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1Mental/Behavioral Case StudiesAmanda L JensenHCS/245May 22nd, 2017Kristene Diggins
2Mental/Behavioral Case StudiesMEMORANDUMDate: May 22nd, 2017To: All Personnel From: Amanda L. JensenSubject: Alzheimer’s DiseaseA current patient of mine, Mr. Speed has been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease at the age of 57. He is at the early stages of the disease and would benefit greatly from medication and therapy advancements. As he does currently live with his wife and work full time, Mr. Speed is not looking to have too much of a change in his every day activities and would like to live life to the fullest. This disease is the most common form of dementia, which is a disease that affects the brain and progressively destroys thinking abilities and memory. Although we have yet to discover a direct cause of this disease it is believed that it is due to an accumulation of the protein amyloid in the brain that triggers onset. Typically, patients who suffer from this disease