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Running head: MENTAL/BEHAVIORAL CASE STUDIES1Mental/Behavioral Case StudiesPayten SewellHCS 245October 2, 2017Michelle Clemons
MENTAL/BEHAVIORAL CASE STUDIES2Mental/Behavioral Case Studies57-year-old Mr. Speed, a client of mine has been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease. At this point his stage of Alzheimer’s is at an early stage, however he has many worries that follow the progression of this disease. Mr. Speed lives with his wife and is currently a full-time employee that provides most of their income and benefits. He is eager to know if he will be able to continue to work and if he will be able to maintain his lifestyle as planned. “Alzheimer's disease is a form of dementia characterized by the death of neurons and replacement of these neurons by microscopic plaques. It is the most common cause of dementia among older people. The disease usually affects individuals 70 years of age and older. The number of cases increases with age, with an estimated 50% of individuals over age 85 affected.”