The goal for today was to get one particular resident who has down syndrome, depression, and possible dementia out of her room and into the classroom. Of course, she was locked out of the room again. I tried initiating conversation with her. I asked if she had visited the nurse yet to get medicine, no reply. I asked if she had plans on going to the classroom, no reply. I talked about how fun the classroom is and the latch hook rug that is waiting for her. I asked if she went at all last week, no reply. I told her I liked her hair cut, she replied thank you. I started complimenting other things while still trying to convince her to at least go take her medication or go to the class room with me. I even offered to hold her hand, she refused. Compliments seemed to work though, she would start talking to me after I paid a compliment. I tried talking to her about running because she had a medal in her room from Special Olympics, no reply. She did eventually compliment my glasses and my hair which led to brief conversations about those. Though in the end she did refuse to go anywhere and eventually told me to leave, so I did (so as to not upset her). I also talked with several residents today and discovered the reason for one resident behavior in regards to rapid eye movement. Apparently, she is legally blind due to atrophy. This particular resident only has peripheral vision. Hence, why in the lobby she did not see me but when I approached her (coming from the side) she did notice me. I also ran into another resident who is famous for going through boyfriends. She introduced me to her new boyfriend. We then had a conversation. The female resident interrupted our conversation by hugging me, stating that she loved me, and then kissing my shoulder. I immediately stepped back and said that, that behavior was inappropriate. She apologized. Her boyfriend and I continued talking, she then grabbed his hand and kissed it and asked if that was better. I redirected her by saying that, that kind of behavior was meant to be done in private as this resident has a record of touching herself and others inappropriately. She apologized and then they went to the workshop. When Kari arrived, we discussed her powerpoint that is due for her speaker series lecture. We discussed behavioral chaining and task analysis. Afterward, she discussed a lecture from TXABA on dementia.