mental behavioral case studies.docx - Alisea thrasher Mental\/behavioral case studies ` My 57-year-old client Mr Speed has recently been diagnosed with

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Alisea thrasher 07/29/2018 Mental/behavioral case studies ` My 57-year-old client, Mr. Speed, has recently been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease. At this time, he seems to be in the early stage of the disease, and I feel that he would benefit from medication and therapy. He lives with his wife, and both are employed full time. He would like to continue working and living life to the fullest. Alzheimer’s disease, the most common form of dementia, is a brain disease that progressively destroys thinking skills and memory. Although the cause of this disease is unknown, researchers believe that the accumulation of the protein amyloid in the brain may contribute to its onset. Although most individuals diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease are 65 years of age and older, it is not uncommon to develop the disease at a younger age, like my client, Mr. Speed. Early-onset Alzheimer’s has been known to affect people in their 50’s. Patients affected by the disease experience symptoms such as confusion, poor judgment, mood swings, and personality changes. They also have problems speaking, writing,
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