iii. Story Treatment iv. There is no cure for Frontotemporal Dementia and no way to slow down the process. v. Medicines like Trazodone and Zyprexa can potentially help with the behavioral changes the person may endure but it increases the chance of
While stated by Help Guide (N.D) bradykinesia manifests as slowness in voluntary movement such as standing up, walking, and sitting down. This happens because of delayed transmission signals from the brain to the muscles. This may lead to difficulty initiating walking, but in more severe cases can cause “freezing episodes” once the person with Parkinson’s disease begun walking. Since a patient undergoes bradykinesia difficulty in doing work alone is a challenge for patients, in mild cases of this symptom a daily task can be done alone but when a patient reach the severe case of bradykinesia doing daily task alone is impossible, assistance is hence needed for patient not just to continue daily task but as to live everyday is needed. Postural instability is classified when a person suffers from impaired or lost reflexes that can make it difficult to adjust posture to maintain balance (MedicineNet, 2015).
Brain tumors go untreated for long periods of time in the elderly. This is due to the complications in everyday tasks. If a person cannot get the doctor on their own, and they feel like they are a burden to their loved ones, they simply will not go to the doctor. The same goes for physical illnesses, they simply will not go to the
Patients health status’ change constantly and there is no absolute guarantee that they have a certain number of months left to live. Sanders and Buchanan (2012), state the prognosis of a terminal illness is not reliable enough to let that decide whether a patient should have assisted suicide. When there is a chance someone could essentially live longer than the doctor thinks they will, it isn’t ethical to use that as a reason for dying. Another reason assisted suicide is opposed is because we can’t truly determine if it is really the patient’s choice. The whole reason for assisted suicide is so that the patient can ultimately have control over their own life, but it is possible that they may be being influenced by others that they should end their life.
In this reading, the ethical issue is related to decision making for an incompetent patient. Here is some background information about the case: Robert became incompetent after a car accident in 1993. His physical and mental functions were permanently disabled. The right side of his body was paralyzed so he couldn’t carry out any activity in daily life even swallowing. Also, he couldn’t recognize his wife and children and he couldn’t communicate clearly or with meanings.
Lennie tries to be in line with society however, his disability makes it much harder, especially in the time period that this story takes place in. To begin, public hospitals were understaffed and patients were often left without any kind of treatment. According to blogs.cofc.edu, conditions were also deteriorating due to a lack of funding during the Great Depression. This is important because it could explain why Lennie is not getting any actual treatment in the story. People who had a mental disability were also usually
The doctors failed to use a properly consenting patient, neglected Charlie’s emotional state, and failed to conduct proper research. If Charlie had a caretaker who could give consent on his behalf, similar to a minor, an operation of this sort could be ethical. Moreover, it could be ethical if the doctors’ research and further develop their theory before using a human test subject, and pay close attention to Charlie’s emotional and mental health. However, Charlie’s operation was performed without these precautions and guidelines, and he suffers greatly in the
Our people will be affected to the point where our country can’t function. Everyone will be weak and sickly. No one will be able to go to work because once someone has the flu they are extremely contagious in which people will stay inside to keep from getting it. The government will also decline. Due to no one working there will be no money for the government to run on.
The Long Goodbye Looking into this video, you see up close the trials and tribulations that not only the people with the disease are going through, but their families as well. Dementia has always been a fear because of the thought of not only your memories fading away, but your ability to perform your daily functions as well. In the case of Tom and Brenda, Brenda seemed to have been in the last stages of dementia. Her brain function seemed to be very low and it seemed that she been dealing with dementia for quite some time. She couldn’t do anything for herself and her husband Tom was taking constant care of her.
Essay 86: Parkinson's Disease and the 1918 Flu Pandemic Parkinson's disease (PD) is a degenerative motor disorder resulting from the progressive loss of dopaminergic neurons in an area of the brain known as the basal ganglia, in particular two clusters of cells called the substantia nigra. The manifestations of PD appear when 80% or more of the dopamine producing neurons have been destroyed. Symptoms of PD include difficulty initiating movement (bradykinesia); a shuffling gait; the classic pill rolling hand tremor; a blank facial expression; muscle rigidity; and in 10-15% of cases, the onset of dementia late in the course of the disease. Nearly a century ago, in the wake of the 1918 influenza pandemic, which left as many as 50 million