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Age-Related Physical Changes: Class PreparationN416 GerontologyStudent Name: Selena KellerChapter 3 of your textbook discusses age-related changes.Completed PRIOR to classCompleted DURING classBody SystemAge-Related ChangesCommon HealthDeviationsRelated AbnormalAssessment FindingsPotentialNursing DiagnosisSkin/Hair/NailsSkin:1.Reduced number of melanocytes2.Increased time for cell renewal3.Reduced elastin4.Reduced sebum production5.Reduced thickness (thinning)Hair:1.Absence of lower extremity hair2.Thin, dry, coarseNails:1.Thicker, brittle, dull2.Flat or concave3.Slowed growth4.Vertical ridges1.2.1.
Musculoskeletal/Body CompositionMusculoskeletal:1.Dryer ligaments, tendons, and joints2.Reduced muscle mass3.Vertebral disks thin (shortening of the trunk)Body Composition:1.Reduced bone mineral density2.Change in stature and posture1.2.1.CardiovascularCardiac (Heart):1.Stiffening and thickening of the heart tissue (left side)2.Decreased elasticity of arterial walls3.Coronary artery blood flow, stroke volume, andcardiac output decrease
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