Assignment: Assessing and Treating Clients With
The Alzheimer’s Association defines dementia as “a general term for a decline in mental ability severe enough to interfere with daily life” (Alzheimer’s Association, 2016). This term encompasses dozens of cognitive disorders of impaired memory formation, recall, and communication. The care and treatment of clients with dementia is dependent on multiple factors, including the stage of dementia, comorbidities, family support, and even the care setting. In your role, as the psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner, you must be prepared to not only treat clients with these various cognitive disorders, but also the multiple behavioral issues that often accompany them. For this Assignment, as you examine the client case study in this week’s Learning Resources, consider how you might assess and treat clients presenting with dementia.
Reference: Alzheimer’s Association. (2016). What is dementia? Retrieved from http://www.alz.org/what-is-dementia.asp
- Assess client factors and history to develop personalized therapy plans for clients with dementia
- Analyze factors that influence pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic processes in clients requiring therapy for dementia
- Evaluate efficacy of treatment plans with the medication called (Aricept)
- Analyze ethical and legal implications related to prescribing therapy for clients with dementia
One paragraph to answer each question. APA format, No requires amount of pages. 5 academic journal references, references can be no older than 5 years old. Refernces must be from united states.