Degenerative Cognitive Disorder

Submit a paper describing a client, family member, or other individual you know who has a degenerative cognitive disorder. Possible conditions include Vascular dementia, Lewy Body disease, Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, AIDS-related dementia and delirium, among others. Include at least two APA citations from sources that provide information for this paper:

Introduce the person with a brief social and medical history. What were the events leading up to the diagnosis? How did the person find out about the condition?

Describe the disorder. What are the risk factors for the disorder?

How is the condition diagnosed? Include any cognitive assessments, lab tests, or other medical exams.

Describe treatment options. These may include psychotherapy, pharmacotherapy, environmental adaptations, nursing interventions, and referrals to support groups.

Conclude with an update about the person you chose to discuss. Is this a reversible, treatable condition or an irreversible condition? What was the outcome?

You may choose your material from the textbook or from other sources.

It is expected that this essay will be 2-3 pages in length (not including the title page), double-spaced. Your paper should include an introduction and conclusion and proper APA citations from any source material you use, including your text.

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