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Over the next couple of years, the disease will progress, making it more difficult for the client to interact socially and as the disease further progresses, additional care will be required by the client for even the completion of daily tasks. Early diagnosis will be key in making the necessarydecisions to ensure that the safety of the client as well as the management of her care. Based on the fact that the granddaughter has just started to see incidents of memory loss, primary care is recommended at this time so that client can be properly evaluated by her personal physician. Referral to a specialist will be determined by the physician for additional evaluation and other treatment associated with secondary care.Concerned about making the adjustment, granddaughter Jenny has been provided with brochures regarding the disease as well as websites where additional information can be obtained. Websites provided included: The Alzheimer’s Association -
; The Alzheimer’s Foundation of America- . With the client residing in Norwalk, CT, additional resources provided included information related to contacting the CT Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association in their city for support and training in dealing with a family member with Alzheimer’s disease.