The disease that Dale Maxin has is known as Parkinson Disease. This disease has affected Dale 's life in a very negative way. It has caused him much grief. Medication helped him to cope with Parkinson for a period of time, however; even the medication has reached a point where it n longer helps. His wife is who he has to depend on with help for everyday things. Because of Parkinson they cannot even go out and enjoy a simple dinner at a restaurant. Activities that they once did before he was diagnosed they no longer do. Parkinson disease has taken everything Dale has loved in life and forever changed it.
Dementia is a lack of or serious decrease in cognitive abilities caused by the death of brain cells (Whitworth 2). Some physical symptoms of LBD include, motor dysfunctions such as choking, repeated falls or fainting, muscle stiffness, tremor, and stooped posture (10). LBD also has mental symptoms such as depression, hallucinations, and anxiety ( 10, 11, 43). Causes of LBD include, microscopic Lewy bodies in the cognitive and motor areas of the brain (8). LBD is incurable at the moment, and the only way to prove someone has LBD is with a brain autopsy (9). LBD is rare and can be found in both men in women, but is more common in men (8). One drug that can help is Donepezil, but as more cells in the brain die the drug becomes less effective (58). Sleeping disorders are
In the novel Everything I Never Told You, Celeste Ng introduces her reader to a Chinese American Family living in Ohio in the 1970s. The parents, James and Marilyn Lee, push their child Lydia to fulfill the dreams that they themselves aren’t able to pursue. At first Lydia is able to keep her parents happy by living up to their expectations but as time progresses, the expectations start to build up. In order to live up to her parents’ expectations and keep them happy, Lydia begins to lead a life of lies which eventually leads to her death.
In the novel Of Mice and Men it is very obvious that there is something wrong with Lennie. He has a childlike demeanor, has memory loss, and seems to panic in stressful situations. Although Steinbeck never mentions what is wrong with Lennie in the novel, all of these symptoms match up to one intellectual disability, Autism.
The movie Awakenings who was directed by Penny Marshal and lead by the actors Robert Denero and William Roberts, Robert Denero as Leonard Lowe and William Robert as Dr. Melcom Seyer. The book Awakenings the author is Oliver Sacks. The movie is about the doctor who applied in a hospital where he was assign in a ward full of catatonic patient. This paper will be presenting the curiosity of Dr. Seyer in order to find the cure of catatonic. The doctors in the movie where not dedicated to their work as much as Dr. Seyer. Dr. Seyer is passionate about his job. Dr. Seyer had done a heroic act. As a result, he gave the patients the experience to be able to see the world again.
The Secret of the Wild Child is a documentary about a little girl named Genie, who is locked up in solitary confinement in a bedroom and isolated from the outside world for almost a decade ever since she is thirteen-year-old. Long-term solitary life and lack of human childhood have caused her to exhibit inhuman behaviours as well as depriving her rights to have a normal social life. Fortunately, she is able to receive help from doctors in various fields who gathered together to develop a perceived good solution to her illness; however, the form of the therapies provided are controversial as they are more like an experiment than an actual cure. The film does this by illustrating the complex relationship between doctors and patients; specifically,
The National Honors Society places a strong emphasis on the cornerstone traits of character, leadership, and service within the school and outside of school. I have met, and exceeded these qualities by being honest, assisting others, and participating in school activities.
very odd and sometimes mysterious ways. An older patient, Mrs. Archer, who’s husband left her
Tuesday afternoon. I was reading a book and drinking a cup of hot chocolate in my room, near the window. It was January, but everything looked so calm and nice outside. Suddenly, I heard my mom calling my name and she told me that we need to talk. I couldn’t recall that I made a mistake in the past days, but still, I was feeling worried and scared as all kids do. I went to the dining room trying to figure out what was going on. I could see the sadness in her eyes, a sign that there was a problem. She told me that she has been keeping a secret for a long time, but it is time for me to find out the truth. I thought that she is getting divorced or something of that sort but she was trying to tell me that my aunt whom I really loved was very ill. She had Parkinson’s disease.
Susan Williams wants to raise awareness about Dementia Lewy Bodies (DLB), a brain disease that claimed the life of Robin Williams. In an interview People, Nov. 5, 2015, Susan said that no one knew Robin had DLB until after the autopsy confirmed their findings. Although his death was a traumatic experience for Susan, her pain, and sense of loss came when she was forced into a legal battle over Robin’s estate.
A recovering addict tells his sponsor his adventurous account of how he ended up in a mental hospital.
The society portrayed in the novel Fifth Business is a far cry from the society of today in terms of medicine, gender roles, and religion. While there may be many differences between the two societies, there are some similarities as well. One of these similarities being that both the society of today and the society in the novel have war. Dunny enlists when he is two years too young, having “no difficulty in being accepted” (Davies 58). Today, while the war may be being fought elsewhere and for somewhat different reasons, there is still a war. In addition, an instance where the advancement of medicine today can be used in the novel is the illness of Willie Ramsey. Unfortunately for Willie, “Dr McCausland [can] not do much for him” due to the
The title of the movie is: “Awakenings” was a 1990 American drama film. It was based on a true story of a Neurologist Oliver Sacks that portrayed by Robin Williams as Dr. Sayer that directed by Penny Marshall. The film “Awakenings” was a hit film in 1990 and an award winning drama movie. The movie depicts a particular disease that was the Post encephalitis Parkinson’s disease and the drug that was L-Dopa medication that used to treat it very accurately and effectively.
The film particularly follows the interactions and developing relationship between Sayer and one of his patients, Leonard Lowe, who is portrayed by Robert DeNiro. Through interactions with the patients, Sayer begins to notice various stimuli that trigger responses from them and theorizes that these patients may be afflicted with an extreme form of a Parkinson-like disease.
Clinical pharmacy is a health science discipline in which pharmacists provide patient care that optimizes medication therapy and promotes health, and disease prevention, according to American College of Clinical Pharmacy (ACCP). Patient-oriented care requires specialized knowledge, skill and experience to improve quality of life of patient.