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Older Adults

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Department
Biological Sciences
Course
BIOC33H3
Professor
Stephen Reid
Semester
Fall

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Chapter 6: Older Adults  Ageism (negative attitude based on another’s age) can lead to discrimination and disparities in health care provided to older adults.  Aging affects every body system. Biologic aging is a balance of positive (e.g., healthy diet, exercise, coping, resources) and negative factors (e.g., smoking, obesity).  Biologic theories can be divided into stochastic and non-stochastic theories.  Older women are especially at risk for chronic health problems, including arthritis, hypertension, strokes, and diabetes.  The frail elderly are individuals who are more vulnerable because of declining physical health and limited resources.  Activities of daily living (ADL), including bathing, dressing, eating, toileting, and transferring, are important for the nurse to assess in the older patient living with chronic illness.  For the hospitalized older adult, there are special concerns related to high surgical risk, acute confusional state, nosocomial infection, and premature discharge with an unstable condition.  The intensity and complexity of caregiving place the caregiver at risk for high levels of stress. This may lead to emotional problems, including depression, anger
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