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Sensory Perception

Name some age-related changes with the Sensory Perception -vision and hearing impairments -taste and smell impairments
Four main causes of visual impairments -cataracts -glaucoma -mascular degeneration -diabetic retinopathy
Farsightedness resulting from a loss of elasticity of the lens of the eye Presbyopia
Other effects of vision due to age -depth perception is distorted -vision in dim light becomes difficult
An occlusion in the drainage of the fluid in the anterior chamber of the eye; produces an increase in intraocular pressure Glaucoma
Normal range of intraocular pressure 10 to 22 mm Hg
A clouding of the normally clear and transparent lens of the eye Cataracts
A sensorineural healing loss and the most common form of loss in older adults Presbycusis
Tactile information involving pressure, vibration, and temperature Touch
Name some age-related changes affecting the sense of touch and position -decrease in the number of receptor cells throughout the skin and joints -increasing difficulty sensing temperature and maintaining balance
What decline in number which tends to reduce or alter a person's ability to smell Olfactory receptors
What decrease in number which influences appetite and causes the person to use more seasoning Taste buds
Assessment for Sensory Perception -assess eyes for dryness, tearing or sings of irritation -assess ability to see close-up and at a distance; ask about recent problems if any -assess hearing; note hearing aids -assess for reported changes in taste and smell
What are some interventions to compensate for age-related changes in vision -make sure eyeglasses are clean -increase the amount of light in environment -use shades on windows and lights -use night lights to avoid abrupt light-to-dark changes
Created by: psims33