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1 Decision Tree for Neurological and Musculoskeletal Disorders Michelle Bowling Walden University
2 Decision Tree for Neurological and Musculoskeletal Disorders This paper will discuss a case study about Mr. Akkad, a 76-year-old Iranian man, who has been presumptively diagnosed with major neurocognitive disorder due to Alzheimer’s disease. This paper will summarize the case scenario and provide three decision to choose how to treat the patient. This paper will explain any differences between what I expected to achieve with each decision and the results of the decision in the exercise. This paper will discuss the mechanism of action for each medication and the reasons I would not choose alternatives. The purpose of this paper is to analyze the case scenario and choose a treatment regimen provided in the three decisions and discuss the different medications and expected outcomes. Case Scenario Mr. Akkad, a 76-year-old Iranian man, was brought to the clinic by his eldest son for exhibiting “strange behavior.” Mr. Akkad was seen by his primary care physician (PCP) who ruled out any organic basis for the behavior as all his labs and diagnostic imaging tests were normal. His son states he has demonstrated this strange behavior for the past two years but is getting worse. According to the son, Mr. Akkad’s family reports his personality began to change a few years ago. He has lost interest in religious and family activities and has become “critical” of everyone. He ridicules and finds amusement in things he used to take seriously. Over the past

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