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CCC [Fundamentals] The Older Client (Ch 19)

Generalized physiological changes in older adults Decreased rate of cell mitosis, deterioration of specialized nondividing cells (neurons), decrease elasticity and increase rigidity of connective tissue, and decreased functional capacity
Factors that influence the rate of aging genetic composition, lifestyle, previous experience, and presence of chronic illnesses
The concurrent use of several medications Polypharmacy
Problems associated with polypharmacy ADR, med errors, inappropriate prescribing, excessive drug costs, and noncompliance
Four main forms of abuse in the older adult Physical abuse, neglect, psychological abuse, and exploitation
The elderly may have renal changes that may exacerbate the problem if this drug is taken NSAIDs can contribute to renal disease
Created by: cjone102