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Still Alice

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Alice is a linguistic professor at the University of Columbia who happens to have been
stricken by Alzheimer’s disease. Upon being diagnosed with the early onset of the disease, she
sets an everyday routine that involves memorizing words and answering various sets of personal
questions with the aid of her mobile phone. Although at times she feels like committing suicide,
to the extent of hiding sleeping pills in her room and recording a video message instructing her
future self to do it, she courageously undertakes her everyday routine of memorizing words for
as long as her health does not deteriorate. Luckily, even when her health deteriorates, and she
finds herself on the verge of committing suicide, an interruption occurs, and she lives for love.
Her top priorities, as depicted in the film, are, therefore, love, peace and a reason for existence.
For a client with Alzheimer’s disease such as Alice, I would develop a primary goal of
improving the patient’s quality of life. This may be through providing such a patient with utmost
love and caregiving. More so, I would slow down the progression of the disease by treating
specific symptoms or conditions with therapeutic methods such as interacting with them actively
or simply through the use of drug therapies. I would also focus on managing the behavioral
symptoms of the disease to ensure a steadier individual through modifying the home
environment to make it easier for the patient’s functioning or involving the patient in structured
activities.
Although there is no cure for Alzheimer’s disease, I would focus on providing drugs that
help manage memory loss, reasoning problems, thinking and day-to-day functioning. However,
since the drugs barely work for everyone, and they also wear over time, I would devise various
strategic measures that would enhance the activities of daily living, such as grooming, bathing
and feeding oneself. Such measures would include ensuring the daily practice of the ADLs,

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STILL ALICE 1 Still Alice Student’s name Institution affiliation Course STILL ALICE 2 Alice is a linguistic professor at the University of Columbia who happens to have been stricken by Alzheimer’s disease. Upon being diagnosed with the early onset of the disease, she sets an everyday routine that involves memorizing words and answering various sets of personal questions with the aid of her mobile phone. Although at times she feels like committing suicide, to the extent of hiding sleeping pills in her room and recording a video message instructing her future self to do it, she courageously undertakes her everyday routine of memorizing words for as long as her health does not deteriorate. Luckily, even when her health deteriorates, and she finds herself on the verge of committing suicide, an interruption occurs, and she lives for love. Her top priorities, as depicted in the film, are, therefore, love, peace and a reason for existence. For a client with Alzheimer’s disease such as Alice, I would develop a primary goal of improving the patient’s quality of life. This may be through providing such a patient with utmost love and caregiving. More so, I would slow down the pr ...
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