5N2706: A Client With A Chronic Illness Such As Alzheimer’s Disease Or Parkinson’s Disease: Care Of The Older Person Assignment, OC, Ireland

You are required to complete a project on one of the following topics:

A client with a chronic illness such as Alzheimer’s disease or Parkinson’s disease.OR An older person with depression or other mental health illness.Your project should include the following headings and subheadings:


  • Description of the illness chosen
  • Prevalence of the illness in Ireland and worldwide. Compare statistics and detail differences
  • Describe how cultural and ethical issues impact the disease

Main Body

  • Discuss the care needs of the client in terms of physical, emotional and intellectual needs
  • Describe the potential changes that may need to be made due to the diagnosis of the illness
  • Discuss yourrole in the care of the client


  • Planning for end of life care is an important part in the care of clients:-discuss ways to approach the subject of end of life care with the client
  • how/where might you gather the information in a sensitive and caring manner.

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