The decreased muscle mass of older adults predisposes them to:
Selected Answer: dehydration.
A type of drug listed in the Beers Criteria for Potentially Inappropriate Medication Use
in Older Adults that is noted to cause confusion, u
Older Adults Review 3
most caregivers don't have formal training
two kinds - paid and unpaid. A paid caregiver may be an employee of a facility or someone the
patient has hired to care for the person in the home.
Families provide 80% of care
Older Adults Review 2
also known as acute confusion
defined as a transient and nonspecific organic mental syndrome characterized by a reduced
ability to focus, sustain, or shift attention
there may also be a disturbance of consciousness or cog
Older Adults Review 1
Risk for Suicide
Men age 65+ are at the highest risk for suicide, according to the CDC
patronizing communication directed towards an elder like baby talk or being called honey or sweetie
The process of systematic st
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Life Space - Where Do Elders Live
It is crucial for the nurse to find out what the patient's baseline was before the move so that
appropriate treatment can be instituted.
Most seniors say they want to age in place - stay where they