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geriatrics qz1


Aging in place allows elders to receive a variety of healthcare in the same facility.
Geriatrics medical interventions for the elderly
Stage young old 65-75, recently retired, role as parent and grandparent, increased leisure time, may have OA, HPT, CVA, but managed medically.
Stage mid old 75-85, modified roles, reduce or simplify their lives, may need (A) /c ADLs, dealing /c loss of others.
Stage old old may reflect on meaning of their lives, quality of their relationships, and contributions to society. Experience losses. Peace and generosity vs. fear and anger.
Oldest of old the centenarians, the living beyond 100. Lifestyle, genes, and socioeconomic status contribute to longevity.
Ageism attitude that discriminates, separates, stigmatizes, or otherwise disadvantages older adults on the basis of chronological age.
Gerontology study of aging and the aging process, including historical, philosophical, anthropological, and sociological issues
Cohort a collection of individuals who share common characteristics
When baby boomers reach age 85 it will produce a major policy challenge to provide community and institutional LTC services to a significant portion of the U.S. population
Feeling protective of elders promotes ageism
ICF International Classification of Functioning provides a unified and standardized language and framework for the description of health and health related domains.
Context culture, physical, social, personal, temporal, spiritual, and virtual dimensions
Genetic aging presumes that aging is predetermined
Nongenetic aging resumes that aging events occur randomly and accumulate over time
Genetic theories programmed aging, somatic aging, free radical theory, cybernetic theory
Nongenetic theory wear and tear theory
Social Theories disengagement theory, activity theory, continuity theory
Internal continuity forming personal links between new experiences and previous memories
External continuity interacting with familiar people and living in familiar environments. Elders should live in their own homes as long as possible.
Kielhofner states that human beings are occupational in nature, therefore occupation is vital for our well-being
Life course an ideal sequence of events that people are expected to experience and positions they are expected to occupy as they mature and move through life.
Key elements of life span theory aging occurs from birth to death, involves biological social and psychological processes, is shaped by historical factors.
Peck’s Old age 1st stage ego differentiation vs. work-role preoccupation
Peck’s Old age 2nd stage body transcendence vs. body preoccupation
Peck’s Old age 3rd stage ego transcendence vs. ego preoccupation
Created by: mejasha