{[ promptMessage ]}

Bookmark it

{[ promptMessage ]}

Aging Changes that Effect Communication 9 10 2010 HANDOUT

Aging Changes that Effect Communication 9 10 2010 HANDOUT -...

Info icon This preview shows pages 1–13. Sign up to view the full content.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Aging Changes that Effect Communication With Older Adults Barbara A Heise, Ph.D., APRN, BC Assistant Professor BYU College of Nursing
Image of page 1

Info icon This preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Thought for the Day No matter how old we become, we can acquire knowledge and use it. We can gather wisdom and profit from it. We can grow and progress and improve - and, in the process, strengthen the lives of those within our circle of influence." President Gordon B. Hinckley in Standing for Something (p. 69)
Image of page 2
Objectives Identify changes in older adults that create barriers to communication Identify cognitive & sensory changes and their impact on communication Differentiate between normal changes of aging and pathological changes Discuss specific challenges to communication: aphasia, dysarthria, visual, hearing and cognitive impairments Identify the nurse’s role/responsibility in communication Identify nursing interventions to communicate effectively with older adults. Recognize cultural considerations in communication and discuss the use of interpreters to communicate.
Image of page 3

Info icon This preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
High Comfort Level Trust Good Faith Respect All of the above important in order to communicate well and understand each other Seek first to understand then be understood… Stephen Covey, Habit 5
Image of page 4
All Sensory Losses Impact communication Which leads to Reduced ability and desire to communicate Isolation Frustration leading to aggression or withdrawal
Image of page 5

Info icon This preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Barriers to Communication Sensory Impairments Dementias Depression Physical Discomfort Noise/Distractions Too much information Too many people speaking at once Interviewer w/ Poor listening skills Interviewer judgmental Sociocultural factors: ie biases
Image of page 6
Barriers to Communication Key Terms Anomia Aphasia Apraxia Dysarthria Presbyopia Presbycusis
Image of page 7

Info icon This preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Sensory Modalities Involved in Communication Vision Hearing Movement Gustation Touch
Image of page 8
Normal Age-related Changes that Affect Communication SENSORY Vision Presbyopia Poor visual acuity Increased sensitivity to light and glare More opaque lens Decreased tear production Decreased night vision
Image of page 9

Info icon This preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Common Visual Pathology Senile Cataracts Glaucoma Diabetic retinopathy Age-related Macular Degeneration
Image of page 10
11 Vision Loss Communication Consequences . Inability to identify doors, stair edges, light switches Avoidance of light sources which cause glare. Patient will stay in a dimly lit room – social isolation. Stares at television; inability to talk about what one is viewing (scenery; pictures) Appears “inattentive” Hartford Foundation Institute for Geriatric Nursing
Image of page 11

Info icon This preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Nursing Implications to Communicate With the Visually Impaired Avoid startling the individual
Image of page 12
Image of page 13
This is the end of the preview. Sign up to access the rest of the document.

{[ snackBarMessage ]}

What students are saying

  • Left Quote Icon

    As a current student on this bumpy collegiate pathway, I stumbled upon Course Hero, where I can find study resources for nearly all my courses, get online help from tutors 24/7, and even share my old projects, papers, and lecture notes with other students.

    Student Picture

    Kiran Temple University Fox School of Business ‘17, Course Hero Intern

  • Left Quote Icon

    I cannot even describe how much Course Hero helped me this summer. It’s truly become something I can always rely on and help me. In the end, I was not only able to survive summer classes, but I was able to thrive thanks to Course Hero.

    Student Picture

    Dana University of Pennsylvania ‘17, Course Hero Intern

  • Left Quote Icon

    The ability to access any university’s resources through Course Hero proved invaluable in my case. I was behind on Tulane coursework and actually used UCLA’s materials to help me move forward and get everything together on time.

    Student Picture

    Jill Tulane University ‘16, Course Hero Intern