Alzheimer 's Dementia An Enabling Mental Disorder With No Cure

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Alzheimer’s dementia an enabling mental disorder with no cure. Reading and learning about this disorder helps me to understand some of the symptoms and problems patients and their family members go through when faced with this challenging disease. Alzheimer’s dementia disease is a progressive brain disorder that slowly destroys memory and thinking skills; eventually inhabit individuals who are diagnose with the disease their ability to carry out the simplest of tasks. Alzheimer’s is one of the most common cause of dementia among older adults. Although, it is not just a disease of old age. Up to 5 percent of people with the disease have early onset Alzheimer 's (also known as younger-onset), which often appears when someone is in their 40s or 50s. It is common for most individuals to show their first sign of symptoms in their mid-60s. In recent studies Alzheimer’s dementia is ranked third in the leading cause of death in the United State. With that said, it is imperative that I as counselor to be knowledgeable of all symptoms, treatments, and communication methods in which to work with patients and their family when faced with this particular mental disorder.
It is important to prepare intervention (s) for clients’ with Alzheimer’s, with essential note taking that reference—disease is not the same for every patient, although symptoms are developed within the same general stages. There are three stages on the progression spectrum for Alzheimer’s: early preclinical stage with…

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