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Kozier Chapter 23

Chapter 23

Ageism describe negative attitudes toward agining older adults
Gerontology term used to defince the study of aging and older adults, multidisciplinary and specialized area
Geriatrics associated w. the medical care
Assisted Living held w. ADLs, do not feel safe living alone
Alzhimer Disease AD characterized by progressive dementia, memory loss, inability to care for oneself
Adult Day Care focus on social activities and health care
Sarcopenia stedy decrease in muscl fibers
Kyphosis humpback of the uppper spine
Osteoporosis pathologic decrease in bone density
Pathologic fractures spontaneous fractures
Presbyopia inability to focus or accommodate due to loss of flexibility of the lens, causes decreased near vision
Created by: moxleyjulene