should be expected that he will lose his sense of self and present things that are going on around him (livestrong.com, 2015). In the early stages of this disease, Mr. Speed may not need any assistance with day to day activities. However as it progresses to where he experiences memory loss or trouble doing simple task such as paying bills, he may require some type of supervision (alz.org, 2015). More information such as symptoms, other systems of the body that Alzheimer’s may effect or what to expect in the different stages of this disease can be found on livestrong.com and alz.org. Alzheimer effects all races and ethnicities in society. Studies and research have shown that cultural and racial differences may influence how early people with dementia are diagnosed. They also impact the type of care the patient receive and how long they live. The way families ofAlzheimer's patients deal with grief when their loved one dies has also been researched and shown to have different impacts based on racial and cultural differences (usatoday.com, 2010). Results propose that Hispanics and Caucasians are three to five times more likely to report
MR. SPEED ALZHEIMERS CASE STUDY3emotional relief when the patient they cared for dies, compared to African-Americans (usatoday.com, 2010).
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