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Running Header: MENTAL/BEHAVIORAL CASE STUDIES1Mental/ Behavioral Case StudiesHCS/245Windy TannerMay 20, 2017University of Phoenix Health and Disease Department
Running Header: MENTAL/BEHAVIORAL CASE STUDIES2MemoTo:Jenny StantonFrom:Nicholas Ford cc:Windy TannerDate:Re:Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia in Elderly AdultsJenny Stanson was referred to my department with concerns regarding hergrandmother's changing behavior. According to Jenny this type of behavior is out of theordinary for her grandmother. She is concerned that her grandmother is maybe suffering fromearly stages of Alzheimer. She would like some more information regarding Alzheimer’sdisease, to find out if that was she is truly suffering from.There are three stages of Alzheimer’s: primary, secondary, and tertiary. Primary stage ofAlzheimer’s people often find their mind wondering, forgetting things they just read, names,and even misplace things they normally wouldn’t (Stages of Alzheimer’s, 2017). In the primarystage, it is often best to assist the person in the areas they need, help them if they are seekingguidance, have patience with them as they may require more and more help as the diseaseprogresses (Early-Stage Caregiving, 2017).