Older Adults Essays and Term Papers

  • Older Adults

    Association, older adults are defined as “persons 65 years of age or older (APA, Practitioners, 2002) The older adult population is separated by two subpopulations called “young old”, “older old”, and “oldest old.”(APA, Practitioners, 2002) “Young old” describe those between the ages of 65-74, “older old” describes...

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  • Constipation in Older Adults

    Support Worker, I provide care for the elderly; most of them have health conditions which are likely contributory factors. Older adults are more prone to constipation than younger adults because peristalsis of the intestine usually weakened as we age; ingestion of certain medications; also due to reduced...

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  • Perception of the Older Adult

    My perception of the older adult has been somewhat influenced by society. Society's view is that older people need special treatment because of their poor health, lack of income, or because they lack social support. Therefore, they feel that the older adult needs extra help. At times I do feel the same...

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  • How to Communicate with Older Adults

    MWP#3 How to Communicate with Older Adults In today’s society, I see the lack of the younger generation not showing or giving older adults the respect that they deserve. When I was growing up, it was mandatory to show courteous, dignity and respect to those who were older. I have a problem with all of...

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  • Older Adults in the Media

    Grand Canyon University December 6, 2009 Older Adults in the Media Grumpy Old Men The story is about two retired older men named John Gustafson and Max Goldman. The two have been friends since they were children. They are constantly playing pranks on each other and giving each...

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  • Older Adult Interview

    gentlemen who I will identify as Mr. E to protect his privacy for this assignment. The goal of my interview was to gain insight on aging from an older adult. I interviewed Mr. E in his home on a weekday evening. He expressed appreciation and was surprised that he was the focus of an interview in which...

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  • Working with Older Adults.

    Area of practice 1 Working with adults. This essay is based upon the case study three, to which I will identify the needs of the service user in this case study. It will also indicate any gaps in this scenario and what further information I might need and how I collected such information. Once...

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  • Care of the older adult notes

    Assessing Needs Many older patients are prescribed multiple drugs, take over-the-counter medications, and are often prescribed additional drugs to treat the side effects of the medications that they are already taking. The increase in the number of medications often leads to polypharmacy, which is...

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  • Care of Older Adult

    Study Guide Competency: 742.1.1 Compassionate and Respectful Care of Older Adults 1. Go to the Care of the Older Adult Learning Community. Select documents, select documents, scroll down and select 24/7 Webinar Availability. You want to watch the video Therapeutic Communication and Health Perceptions ...

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  • Bereavement Support for Older Adults

    Running Head: Bereavement Support for Older Adults Six Session Group: Bereavement Support for Older Adults Bereavement Support for Older Adults Purpose: To create a safe environment for people to express his or her feelings of grief which will hopefully enable them to reconcile his or her...

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  • Older Adult Assessment

    NRSE 210 Older adult assessment: Part I Subjective Data a. Biographic data Name: M. C. Address: 1257 Sunrise Lane Cheshire, CT 06410 Phone Number: (203) 898 – 7643 Age: 60 Birth date: February 27, 1953 Birthplace: Fuchou, China Gender: Male Marital status: Married Race: Asian ...

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  • Fall Prevention in Older Adults

     Reducing the Number of Falls in Older Adults Growing up our body experience a lot of changes. As we age, our bodies develop in order to be stronger. However, as we get older our bodies start to deteriorate; if not maintained properly it becomes...

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  • Hyponatremia in the Older Adult

    | Hyponatremia in the Older Adult | 168344 | | Vivienne Ellison 09039422 | 8/6/2011 | | Hyponatremia in the older adult. Management of defects in water homeostasis in the elderly is often difficult because of age related changes and...

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  • Pathophysiology: Placement of Older Adults

    Case Study on Placement of Older Adults Healthcare Issues In Mr.Trosacks case study, there are several areas in which the case manager needs to address when planning for Mr. Trosacks discharge. To begin, the primary focus should be on proper care for a post op patient. This would...

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  • Interview with an Older Adult

    Virginia Western Community College Practical Nursing Program Spring 2013 NUR 135-PN Drug Dosage Calculation Review of Problem Areas Reconstitution of Non-injectable Solutions Prepare the following nutritional solutions for the designated time...

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  • Perceptions of an Older Adult

    My perception of the older adult is one that varies based on my many interactions with the generation. First and foremost, the older generation is a great source of wisdom and insight to life. They have many years of life experience and there isn’t much they have not seen or lived through, which is...

    405 Words | 1 Pages

  • Cognitive Functioning in Older Adults

    Cognitive Functioning in Older Adults PSY317: Cognitive Functioning in the Elderly Ragota Berger June 25th, 2012 Cognitive Functioning In Older Adults Not only is the country’s population growing, it is aging as well. Older adults are the fastest growing population on the charts right now. ...

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  • Current Political Issues of the Older Adult

    ability, social relations, and social status. Aging poses challenges to a person's sense of self. These challenges result from social attitudes toward older people, physical decline, and loss of social roles. Social psychologists propose that people adapt well to aging through disengagement, activity, or...

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  • Health History and Screening Older Adult

    Health History and Examination Health Assessment of the Head, Neck, Eyes, Ears, Nose, Mouth, Throat, Neurological System, and the 12 Cranial Nerves Skin, Hair, Nails, Breasts, Peripheral Vascular System, Lymphatics, Thorax, Heart, Lungs, Musculoskeletal, Gastrointestinal, and Genitourinary Systems ...

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  • Health Screening and History of Older Adult

    Health Screening and History of an Older Adult Kimberly Owens Grand Canyon University: NRS 434V (0102) June 28, 2014 Health Screening and History of an Older Adult Biographical Data Client Initials J.H. Age: 78 years old Sex: Male Occupation: Retired Professor ...

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