MENTAL- BEHAVIORAL CASE STUDIES3diagnosed. Some cultures believe in keeping patients in nursing homes, while others prefer in-home support services and adult daycare centers. Studies show that the health of the patients placed in nursing homes declines faster, leading to higher mortality rates. Family members of these patients need education, information, and support in order to keep their loved ones happy and comfortable.My client, Mr. Speed, requires secondary prevention in order to slow the process of his disease since he is in the early phase. I feel that he would benefit from a cholinesterase inhibitor, such as Aricept or Exelon, as well as exercise, good nutrition, and social activities. Games that stimulate the brain, reading, gardening, and music therapy may also improve his quality of life once his symptoms progress.More information on Alzheimer’s disease can be found on the Alzheimer’s Association website at and also at .
MENTAL- BEHAVIORAL CASE STUDIES4ReferencesAlzheimer's Association. (2015). Retrieved from