The majority (more than 50%) of older adults will become senile (defective memory,
disoriented, demented) during old age.
Most older adults have no desire or capacity for sexual relations. In other words, mo
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Taking a Spiritual History Allows Clinicians to
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Debunking some common misconceptions
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Instructions Material/ Content
The spectrum of losses
Loss of a significant loved or valued person
Loss of part of self
Hi! Welcome back to the third week of Holis&c Care of Older Adults.
Today, were going to discuss mental health issues that are common to this
popula>on. Youll recall that change in mental status or confusion was
N3325 Holistic Care of Older Adults
Week 3 Assignment 2: Life Review Interview
Submit by 2359 Saturday of Week 3.
Overview: Life Review Interview
This assignment provides the opportunity to develop one-to-one interactions w
The best medica-ons for older adults are not tricyclics, which have an an-cholenergic
eect, but SSRIs - Selec-ve Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors. They have less side eects
than tricyclics. Most people will recover from dep
Picture yourself at age 80. Where will you be living? Most live at home. Only about
4.5 percent of those over 65 live in long-term care faciliBes. About 30% live alone.
We'll see an increase in the number of homele
You'll need to do some reading on Eriksons theory about ego integrity before you
analyze your interview. This informa=on can be found in your reading sec=on. You
will not need to do other literature reviews but will
Alzheimers is progressive and irreversible, ranging from the early stages in which a
person might have mild memory impairment, forge:ng names, or losing familiar
objects. Although medica>on is available to slow down the
NURS 3325 Holistic Care of Older Adults
Week 1 Assignment: Interview Schedule
Submit by 2359 Saturday
Overview: Life Review Interview Consent Form/Schedule
Robert Butler (1974) saw successful aging as the ability to work t
Identify changes in mental status using standardized assessment tools.
Connect the concept of delirium and its presentation, causes, to it's long—term effects.
Differentiate between delirium, dementia, and depression in the elderly.
Describe the primary