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Decision Tree for Alzheimer’s Disease Walden University NURS 6521N-27 Advanced Pharmacology October 25, 2020 Decision Tree for the Treatment of a Patient with Alzheimer Disease
Alzheimer's disease (AD) is a progressive and irreversible disease that manifests in the form that presents the individual in a strange way than expected, evidenced by progressive memory loss, alterations in thoughts with neuropsychiatric symptoms, and inability to complete activities of daily living (Rosenthal &Burchum, 2021). The disease risk factors are old age, family history, and female gender, with onset at about sixty-five years old (Rosenthal &Burchum, 2021). This paper summarizes a case study of a patient with AD, including a decision for the patients' treatment regimen and whether the chosen treatment decisions are supported by evidence-based literature (EBL) and explanations of any difference in the expected outcome and the results of the conclusion in the exercise. Summary of patient Case Study This case study involves a 76-year-old Iranian male patient whose family reported worsening strange thoughts and behavior for the past two years. The stated strange thoughts and behavior include loss of interest in activities, forgetfulness, tangential statements, and not remembering the right word to use instead shifts to an entirely new conversation line, strange thoughts, and behavior (Laureate Education, 2019). Confabulation was noted in various memory tests; Mini-Mental State Exam is 18 out of 30, revealing deficits in orientation, registration, attention, calculation, and recall suggesting moderate dementia. Subsequent assessments show moderate signs of dementia without psychotic or schizophrenic features (Laureate Education, 2019). The presumptive diagnosis is Major neurocognitive disorder due to AD disease dementia (Laureate Education, 2019).

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