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    GERIATRIC ASSESSMENT: MALNUTRITION Geriatric Assessment: Malnutrition In a continuously growing geriatric population‚ malnutrition is one of the most common and most undiagnosed problems. Malnutrition is not only the indicator of existing medical and socio-economic problems‚ but can also be a cause of physiological and psychological dysfunctions. Proper nursing assessment in the elderly should be applied in order to identify and address this problem. In this paper I would like to focus on two

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  • Comprehensive Geriatric Assesment

    Geriatric conditions such as functional impairment and dementia are common and frequently unrecognized or inadequately addressed in older adults. Identifying geriatric conditions by performing a geriatric assessment can help clinicians manage these conditions and prevent or delay their complications. Although the geriatric assessment is a diagnostic process‚ the term is often used to include both evaluation and management. Geriatric assessment is sometimes used to refer to evaluation by the individual

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  • Successful Aging for the Geriatric Population

    Critical Review of Quantitative Research Successful Aging for the Geriatric Population GizetteKhamphong Washington Adventist University NURS 370 Cheryl Robertson MSN CRNP-A December 16‚ 2013 Successful Aging for the Geriatric Population This review will compare and contrast two related nursing research papers: a cross-sectional descriptive quantitative study by Kozar-Westman et al.(2013)‚ which examined the suitability of using the Successful Aging Inventory (SAI) to

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  • Elderly: Gerontology and American Geriatrics Society

    The elderly in America have many needs that can range from transportation‚ a little more money‚ and even just a little companionship but one of their major needs is advocacy. They need someone to stand up and fight with them for what the need. The elderly of today did so much for this country such things as fight both world wars and the Korean Conflict‚ they fought for equality‚ and the escalated this country to the greatness we have today. So what is an advocate? Advocate is a person or group

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  • Geriatric Pain Management & Nursing Implications

    experienced phenomenon‚ however‚ the reactions and sensitivity to pain varies widely among individuals‚ especially for the geriatric population (65 years and older). Pain is a common experience for many elderly individuals that has negative consequences on their health‚ functioning and quality of life (Monti & Kunkel‚ 1998). This is of particular concern because the geriatric population is the fastest growing segment in the United States‚ and is projected to double to 72 million by the year 2030

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  • Training Physicians in Geriatric Care: Responding to Critical Need

    Training Physicians in Geriatric Care: Responding to Critical Need Greg O’Neill Patricia P. Barry As the nation’s older population grows‚ the U.S. will require a well-trained workforce of health care providers with expert knowledge in geriatric medicine. Compared with younger adults‚ older Americans use a disproportionately larger share of health care services provided by physicians‚ nurses‚ pharmacists‚ physical therapists‚ and other practitioners. While people over age 65 represent 12 percent of

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  • Geriatric Nurition

    Nutrition for Geriatric Animals Ageing is a natural process where there animal body’s gradually loses its ability to perform at its optimum level. Although we cannot stop this natural process‚ this progression may be managed such that we are able to aid the animal maintain an acceptable level of activity and well-being during this life-stage. Genetics and environment two key factors that affect the deterioration of an animal’s health‚ however‚ the animal’s nutrition and nutritional history are also

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  • Geriatric Assessment

    Several components make up a comprehensive geriatric assessment. These include looking at the client’s medical‚ psychological‚ social‚ and environmental well-being. In addition‚ with the elderly patients‚ the nurse should evaluate for an increased falls risk‚ skin integrity‚ and the ability to independently manage their ADLs (Cary & Lyder‚ 2011). Prior to the assessment‚ it would be helpful if the nurse could review past medical visits as well as note any chronic diseases and their management. The

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  • Geriatric Assessment

    Comprehensive Geriatric Assessment The geriatric assessment is a multidimensional‚ multidisciplinary diagnostic instrument designed to collect data on the medical‚ psychosocial and functional capabilities and limitations of elderly patients. Various geriatric practitioners use the information generated to develop treatment and long-term follow-up plans‚ arrange for primary care and rehabilitative services‚ organize and facilitate the intricate process of case management‚ determine long-term care

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  • Geriatric Dementia

    GERIATRIC DEMENTIA Dementia has an originally meaning of madness “a serious loss of global cognitive ability in a previously unimpaired person‚ beyond what might be expected from normal aging.” Although dementia has always been somewhat common‚ it has become even more common among the elderly in recent history. Dementia is one of the most serious disorders affecting the elderly. The prevalence of dementia increases rapidly with age. The prevalence of dementia has been difficult to determine

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