The clock above was crafted by a 77-year old right handed female with dementia related cognitive changes. She began her drawing in upper left and wanted to try again – “Set the clock for 11:10” the simple directions. Below you will see the clock she drew with moderate supervision and coaching.
August 26, 2015 – This clock was drawn by an 83-year old, left handed woman with undiagnosed dementia
January 8, 2015 – This clock was drawn by a 59-year old college graduate with several classes toward a master’s degree. He is a business owner and is undergoing hospital treatment for sepsis and pneumonia. The instructions are to “draw-a-clock and set the hands for 11:10.” The patient first drew the numbers and placed the hands roughly in the correct position. No circle was drawn spontaneously.
The clock below was crafted by a Chinese speaking female who was being treated for a mild CVA. Her rehabilitation was slowed by the embarrassment she felt for the sudden dependence on therapists. Her son was a physician in a nearby hospital.
79 year old male drew this clock – added 11 as a mustache on the “face of a clock”
This clock was added on October 29. It was drawn by a 79-y/o male with movement DO.
The clock of the week is drawn by a rehabilitation patient undergoing care for a hip fracture and subsequent delirium. Delirium can be triggered by many factors including medication, infection, or pre-existing cognitive decline associated with dementia.
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