The former liberal party leader and writer, Michael Ignatieff, in his essay “Deficits” describes the way his mother suffered from Alzheimer’s disease and the effect on his family. He expresses his own feelings towards his mother’s difficulties with Dementia of Alzheimer’s disease. Michael Ignatieff in “Deficit’ creates a clear picture of how an individual is affected through the brain, how the individual does not have that sense of security and those caregivers who are trying to cope with the disease of that individual. The brain is a vital organ in the human body, when the brain is affected; the entire functions of the body are affected. In most individuals affected by Alzheimer’s, memory loss is usually the first sign.
Treatment plan “Approximately 28%–58% of individuals with heart failure (HF) suffer from cognitive impairment, commonly identified as difficulty with concentration and/or memory” (Bauer, Johnson, & Pozehl, 2011 p. 577). Mr. P needs a treatment plan that he will be able to adhere, considering his cognitive decline. His wife should be included in his treatment plan and will have to become a leader from now on. When Mr. P admitted to the emergency department, nurses provide basic care in order to sustain life. Nurses should be recording vital signs, order appropriate laboratory work ups, put Mr. P on oxygen via cannula, put him on I&O, administer prescribed medications, and strict daily weights.
Mental/Behavioral Case Study Shanille Banks HCS/245 November 24, 2014 Professor Cheryl Meaux Mental/Behavioral Case Study My client Jenny Stanson, a 20 year-old college student living with her grandmother came to me seeking help for her grandmother who has shown symptoms of having Alzheimer’s disease. She noticed that her grandmother seems to be confused at times, forgetful of things that she has been told, and is often short-tempered. Ms. Stanson stated to me even though these symptoms mentioned do not happen often, this is clearly not her grandmother’s normal behavior. Ms. Stanson is very concerned about the well-being of her grandmother and something has to be done to get to the bottom of the problem. After reviewing this case, we cannot assume that Ms. Stanson’s grandmother actually has Alzheimer’s disease, even with the symptoms that may be present.
In the article “Gender Bender by Jill Vollbrecht we learn about a diabetic woman and her hairier problem. Her deep voice, furry arms and her bald spot points to a hormonal imbalance, but a deeper look into her problem reveals an even better explanation to why this is happening. As we read on we learn about Judy, the diabetic patient and her doctor visit. Dr. Vollbrecht seemed to been having a busy day. She had just finished seeing what seemed like a hundred diabetic patients, one after the other.
The following reflection is referring to an episode, which happened during my first week of my practice placement on a medical ward. To reflect upon this event, I am going to use DRISCOLL’S model of reflection, which will support me in reviewing my experience, analyse and evaluate, in order to help make future changes to my practise (Bulman and Schutz, 2008). The reason why I returned to this incident is because not only it was my first patient to refuse an observation, but also his aggression towards me led to a very challenging act of communication, which had a great impact on my professional skills. A reconstruction of this situation, developed my knowledge and added the meaning to my experience (Rodgers, 2002). That day my mentor and
Gaddy v. Douglass Facts: In 1988, Ms. M created a will, a charitable trust and a power of attorney designating Dr. Gaddy, her physician and close family friend, as executor, trustee and attorney-in-fact; on March 12, 1999, when she was suffering from chronic and severe dementia caused by the advanced state of Alzheimer's disease, Ms. M visited and attorney selected by her family, and signed a document revoking the 1988 Will and the 1988 durable power of attorney naming her cousins as her attorneys-in-fact. Dr. Gaddy filed a declaratory judgment action, and the trial court ultimately found that the woman lacked capacity to revoke her prior documents and invalidated the subsequent power of attorney and revocation of the original documents.
When we hear about Alzheimer’s disease, we usually think of older people, though middle aged people can have an early onset type of this disease. Alzheimer’s disease is a form of dementia, which is a medical condition that affects the brain. It is an intimidating and threatening disease. It can last anywhere from six to eight years; however, it can be present with no symptoms for
Good morning/afternoon, today I’m going to be giving a talk on Dementia. I’m going to be focusing on the symptoms, medication, how it effects the patient and their families and any support available. Here’s a hand out with a brief itinerary… What is dementia? Dementia is a common syndrome associated with a decline in memory and mental abilities. Dementia affects approximately 800,000 people in the UK alone.
Guests, Wanted and Unwanted A guest is a very important variable in any storyline. With the inclusion of a guest in the stories “Cathedral” and “Hell-Heaven”, the authors allow for an interesting clash of character between the hosts and the guests. How the hose receives their guest will be the first topic of this essay. Robert is a “late forties, heavy-set, balding man with stooped shoulders, as if he carried a great weight there” (Carver 95). Robert had worked with the narrator’s wife ten years prior to the planned visit to their house.
In this task, I am going to be outlining the possible effects of dementia on an individual’s health and quality of life. I am going to do this by using a case study which has been introduced to me in which I have fully understood it. The case study which I am going to be using is called ‘Alzheimer’s Case Study, Sylvia’. Sylvia is a 73 year old woman who is a widow and suffers from Alzheimer’s disease. Alzheimer’s disease is the most common form of dementia and affects the way the brain functions and the behaviour of an individual.