and whether her husband can still be employed if he can't be left alone for several hours at a time, and what medication he will be required to take” (Neighbors & Jones, 2019,
p. 348). He is in the primary stage of this disease and every patient advance distinctively. Now with Mr. Speed still being in the early stages of this disease and being concern about employment, I believe that with the right medication and therapy he will be able to continue working. When Mr. Speed moves to the center stage, he will require more care. He will start to overlook things, for example, past occasions, his address and telephone number. He may begin to feel pulled back and overlook what he is doing and what day it is. Whenever Mr. Speed is at the late stage, he will require 24-hour care either in an assisted living facility or at home with homecare services which includes help with all activities of daily living. In the beginning stage, there are two medications to help Mr. Speed. According to Alzheimer’s Association (2019), “ Donepezil (Aricept) is approved to treat all stages of Alzheimer's. Rivastigmine (Exelon) is approved to
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