Mental/Behavioral Case StudiesHCS/245Mr. Speed is a 57-year-old gentleman who has been recently diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease requiring his secondary level of care with a neurologist and psychiatrist. Alzheimer's disease “is form of dementia, a neurologic disease characterized by loss of mental ability severe enough to interfere with normal activities of daily living, lasting at least six months, and not present from birth. AD usually occurs in old age and is marked by a decline in cognitive functions such as remembering, reasoning, and planning.”Information on Alzheimer's disease can be found on the website: Alzheimer's Association “What is Alzheimer's?” . With the concerns of maintaining employment and possibilities of having to hire home healthcare worker, to deciding if he will have move into an assisted living or long-term care facility with the progression of Alzheimer’s disease. The family must think about and prepare for. It is essential that Mr. Speeds doctors prepare
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- Fall '13
- Mr. Speed