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Mental/Behavioral Case Studies Kristin Schoenmakers HCS/245 July 30, 2018 Briana Knight
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Mental/behavioral health case studies at the end of Ch. 15: Mr. Speed is a 57-year-old gentleman who has been recently diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease. He is in the early stage of the disease at this point. Mrs. Speed is quite concerned about the progression of the disease, whether Mr. Speed can still be employed, if he can be left alone for several hours at a time, and what medications he will be required to take. How would you respond to her concerns? Is there other information that would be helpful to the Speeds? Where can they find more information about Alzheimer's disease ? Mental/Behavioral Case Studies Mr. Speed is a 57-year-old client of mine, who has been recently diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease. His present symptoms place him at the early stage called mild Alzheimer’s disease. He lives with his wife and is employed full time. Mrs. Speed has some genuine concerns about her husband new diagnosis, along with the disease itself. Mrs. Speed wants to know whether her husband could continue to work or whether he could be left alone for a long period of time. I wanted her to know that I will be here for her every step of the way, so she felt that she was not alone. I then explained to her that her husband was in the early stages of Alzheimer’s called mild Alzheimer’s disease. This means a person can function independently, therefore her husband could continue to work, drive, and be a part of social activities. Alzheimer’s disease is the most common form of dementia, which is a degenerative brain disease that over time destroys ones thinking skills and memory. Experts believe Alzheimer's disease prevents parts of
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