Elderly Patient Analysis

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While most children grew up with healthy parents, I grew up with my grandparents and assisted with their care. I witnessed my grandfather have a stroke that affected his speech and his ability to walk, and my grandmother develop Alzheimer’s disease. This childhood affected me greatly because they were my parents and I hated to see them going through the difficulties of aging. I noticed how vulnerable they became, these people that I watched and admired unable to speak and walk changed how I viewed the world and patient care. My last assignment as a medic in the US Air Force was on a Medical-Surgical unit where I interacted with a large demographic of elderly patients. Although I was not into my spirituality or my religion at that time, I

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