Dementia Observation

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On September 25, 2015, my fellow students and I had the opportunity to go to the Southern Hills Assisted Living Facility. Upon arriving there, we were each assigned a resident of the facility to spend the day with and ask several questions so that we could complete a mental assessment on them, and to generally give them some company. The resident I was assigned was able to only answer two questions correctly. The resident knew what his/her birthday was and age and not much more. Later I learned that this person was diagnosed with dementia and had unfortunately had a lot of short term memory deterioration. The next resident that I got to meet with was also unfortunately suffering from dementia and this resident believed that John F. Kennedy

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