Read the case studies in your text on “The Forgetful Mail Carrier” (p. 491),
Diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease
- Briefly summarize the case you selected.
- Explain how you would confirm a diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease.
- Explain how a diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease may be relevant to a forensic psychology professional in court when evaluating a defendant.
The forgetful mail carrier is about a 66 years old man who becomes so forgetful. His wife is afraid to leave him alone even at home. When he was 60 years old, Hans took an early retirement because his previous 5 years he had not been able to carry out his duties adequately. He did constantly mistakes delivering the mail. He gradually given up his hobbies and had become more quit. When he was 62 when leading a hike in an area he could not find the way home. He forgot appointments, and could not find his way around the area where he had lived for more than 40 years. He failed recognizing some good friends and lost interest in television and newspapers ((Butcher, Mineka, & Hooley, 2010).
Explain How You Would Confirm a Diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease