GERIATRICS EXAM 1
Ch 1 & 2
Older adult: usually defined as over 65 years, but today is divided into: Young-old = 65-74, middle old = 7584, old-old (frail elderly) = 85+. Biological age- the age you are from birth
Gerontology: study of aging
Geriatrics Exam 2
Chapter 3: Theories of Aging
Why study theories: help us understand the aging experience, focus our assessments related to aging concerns, focus our
interventions to help our older clients move told successful aging, give meaningful focu
LAST EXAM OF NURSING SKOOL (woohoo!)
Lifespan vs. Life Expectancy: ?
Majority of functioning remains intact but aging slows many functions/maximum efforts. Increases risk for falls, med
adverse effects, injuries, infections, cancers.