Chimene Coffey HCS/245 June 24, 2018 Mental/Behavioral Case Studies Mr. Speed, my 57-year-old client, has been recently diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease. Alzheimer’s disease is the most common form of dementia and commonly seen in the elderly. It is known as a brain disease that slowly starts deteriorating the individual’s motor and memory skills they have developed in the past. Unfortunately, this disease causes is unknown and doesn’t have a cure yet. Most individuals diagnosed with this disease are 65 years old and up but it is not uncommon to develop in a younger age at starting at fifty years old, as my client, Mr. Speed, have early-onset Alzheimer’s. The first stage of onset Alzheimer is a gradual decline in cognitive functioning such as performing basic skills, memory loss, logical thinking, and their judgment. Their personality and mood may also be affected by this disease. Now with Mr. Speed still being in the early stages of this disease and being concern about employment, I believe that with the right medication he will be able to continue working. Now, some
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