Gerontology Notes-2.pdf

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sometimes become their greatest threat There are specific federal and state laws designed to prevent undesirable persons from contact with vulnerable people, such as the young and the older adult population Sometimes people with criminal records, inadequate training, or other serious shortcomings manage to gain employment, despite safeguards What should be the initial action of the LPN if elder abuse is suspected? Support Groups Caregivers who want or need to share their experiences and frustrations have started forming support groups to help each other cope with stress Support groups allow caregivers to share their feelings and learn new strategies for improving their coping skills Respite Care Allows the primary caregiver to have time away from the constant demands of caregiving, thereby decreasing caregiver stress and the risk for abuse Gives the primary caregiver the opportunity to attend his or her place of worship, go shopping, conduct personal business, obtain medical care, and participate in other activities that most people take for granted.
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CHALLENGE YOURSELF (ANSWER THESE QUESTIONS) 1.Biological theories explain: a. why cells become old. b. why the body ages. c. why people are living longer. d. how old the planet is. 2.This element of the integumentary system becomes brittle and thick. a. Hair b. Facial hair c. Nails d. Skin around the elbows 3.The skin is at risk for this in the older population. a. Pressure ulcers b. Yeast infections c. Ecchymosis d. Peeling 4.This will help to prevent pressure ulcers. a. Frequent urination b. Limiting fluids c. Weight loss d. Turning every 2 hours 5.This condition may cause the older adult to develop hypertension. a. Decreased peripheral circulation b. Increased peripheral circulation c. Arteriosclerosis d. Cirrhosis 6. Standing in one place for long periods of time causes _________________. a. venous stasis b. atherosclerosis c. cirrhosis d. hypertension 7.This musculoskeletal problem causes the individual to stoop forward. a. Scoliosis b. Kyphosis c. Lordosis d. Psychosis 8. Removal of this helps the individual with pneumonia. a. Secretions b. Saliva c. Urine d. Nasal mucus 9. This disease is increasing in incidence among older adults. a. Pruritus b. Gastroenteritis c. Non insulin-dependent diabetes d. Neuropathy 10. This condition may lead to weight gain. a. Hyperparathyroidism b. Hyperthyroidism c. Hypothyroidism d. Hypertension
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Review the following tables in chapter 33 of your course textbook: Review of these tables in addition to your chapter reading will help you to understand the physiological effects of aging. Table 33-3 Integumentary Changes Table 33-4 Gastrointestinal Changes Table 33-5 Urinary changes with aging Table 33-6 Cardiovascular Changes with aging Table 33-7 Respiratory Changes Table 33-8 Musculoskeletal Changes with aging Table 33-9 Endocrine Changes with aging Table 33-12 Neurologic Changes Review Table 33-13 Write a description of Dementia.
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