mft lcsw physical changes and ages

Please answer the questions below, please note these are two separate questions. Each question must me answered with a minimum of 200 words, and include an in text cite.

1)The marriage and family therapist is working with Mr. & Mrs. Smith, a family that is experiencing severe issues related to the deteriorating health of Mrs. Smith’s father. Mrs. Smith is concerned that her father is going to develop Alzheimer’s disease because he is getting “forgetful”. How would the marriage/family therapist best address Mrs. Smith’s concerns?

2) Using the links/resources presented this week (plus your own web search), identify one physical change of aging and discuss the implications of that age-related change on the overall functioning of the family unit. Place particular emphasis on how this age-related change may impact individual family members. Include how you would collaborate with medical professionals.

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