Neuropsychology looks at the link between the brain and behavior. Understanding neuropsychology allows a person in the field of mental health to understand how damage or illness to the brain impacts behavior and allows for insight into working with individuals who may have had a traumatic brain injury or stroke.
Imagine you work for a neuropsychologist with patients who have been diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease or Huntington’s disease. You have been asked to educate the patients and their family members about the diseases.
Select either Parkinson’s disease or Huntington’s disease as your topic, and research information about the disease.
Create an 8- to 10-slide Microsoft PowerPoint presentation in which you address the following for the selected disease:
Describe the disease.
Describe the roles and functions of the human nervous and endocrine systems in relation to the disease.
Explain why the disease interrupts an individual’s ability.
Describe the behaviors that are typically exhibited following the onset of the disease.
Describe the deficits typically seen because of the disease.
Describe treatment options available for individuals with the disease.
Explain the current research findings related to outcomes of the disease.