2. The husband asks, "How did she get Alzheimer's? We don't know anyone else who has it." How would you respond? -It isn’t a disease that is spread from person to person, it’s just a disease that happens as some people age. 3. After asking the family to describe B.L.'s behavior, you determine that she is in stage 2 of Alzheimer's three stages. Describe common signs and symptoms for each stage of the disease. -At this stage your loved one may forget words or misplace objects, things that could cause them not to be able to live independently or do ADLs independently. 4. The daughter expresses frustration at the number of tests B.L. had to undergo and the length of time it took for someone to diagnosis B.L.'s problem. What tests are likely to be performed and how is Alzheimer's disease diagnosed? The husband states, "How are you going to take care of her? She wanders around all night long. She can't find her way to the bathroom in a house she's lived in for 43 years. She can't be trusted to be alone anymore; she almost burnt the house down. We're all exhausted; there are 3 of us and we can't keep up with her." You acknowledge how exhausted they must be from trying to keep her safe. You tell the family that there is no known treatment and that Alzheimer's units have been created to provide a structured, safe environment for each person.
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