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Module Six

Aging

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The care of aging people. Geriatrics
Another word for shrink or shrinking. Atrophy
The study of the aging process. Gerontology
What causes wrinkles to appear on an older person? Loss of elasticity, strength, and fatty tissue layer.
Older persons can prevent bone loss and loss of muscle strength by doing these? Activity, exercise, and diet.
Dizziness may increase in older people because? Blood flow to the brain is reduced.
Dietary wise older people need? Fewer calories.
As aging occurs changes are? Slow
Older persons remember these events better than these events. Remember events from long ago better than recent events.
Painful injuries and disease may go unnoticed because? Touch and sensitivity to pain are reduced.
When a person has difficulty breathing, it is easier to breathe when they are in this position. Semi Fowlers/Fowlers position.
Created by: mstearns