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Senile Dementia – Assess for Changes Nursing Mnemonic

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  • J-Judgment
  • A-Affect
  • M-Memory
  • C-Cognition
  • O-Orientation


These 5 things should be assessed in a patient with senile dementia. Judgment – can a patient determine the outcome of a choice or assess risk? Affect – ability to express feeling or emotion. Memory – assess short and long term memory. Cognition- ability to process and relate information. Orientation – assess if a patient is oriented to person, place, time.