Prior to posting to this discussion, read Chapter 15 in the course text. For this discussion you will pick one of the cases available in the Week Five Discussion – Case Studies document (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site. and take on the role of the clinician. Review the patient’s symptoms and the available demographic and historical data. Discuss your differential diagnosis and provide a thorough basis for any diagnoses you have included. Also discuss what (if any) additional testing you would order and how this would be helpful in clarifying the diagnosis. Finally, discuss recommendations for the patient/family for ongoing functioning (social, occupational and academic, if applicable). You must use a minimum of two peer-reviewed articles in your discussion to support your diagnostic conclusions.
This case is a 65-year-old married female with 16 years of education. She works full-time as an elementary school teacher. Her symptoms began suddenly one evening; her husband noted she referred to the dog food as “Jell-O” and called the television remote a “fork.” She appears to understand conversational language and can read and write normally, but is unaware of her paraphasic errors in speech.