Scenario Two: Jack
Jack, an 87-year-old widower who lives alone in his family home, was diagnosed with dementia and the early stages of Alzheimer’s disease 7 years ago. Jack’s son, daughter-in-law, and grandchildren live less than 15 minutes away. Jack is not allowed to drive anymore, but sneaks out and drives his car whenever he feels like it.
Jack’s long-term memory is very clear when asked about events that happened 10-plus years ago, but his short-term memory is not as clear. Jack cannot remember dates or details and becomes frustrated and aggravated when he cannot find things. When aggravated, Jack goes through his house pulling things out of drawers, which makes a huge mess.
Jack attends daytime activities for seniors at a local community church, but he can only do so once every other week due to lack of transportation. He is also required to take several different medications, but cannot remember when or if he has already taken them.
Jack’s family does not believe he needs to move into a residential facility. In fact, Jack’s family purchased him a small dog that he named Rosie. The family states Jack’s overall attitude has improved since he’s had Rosie, and he seems to always remember things related to her care.
ANSWER EACH QUESTION IN 100 WORDS AFTER READING THE SCENARIO AND FILL OUT THE ATTCH FILE
- A description of the treatment plan
- A minimum of 3 strategies to motivate the client to follow the treatment plan
- An implementation strategy for the treatment plan