Flashcards in Maegan's Test #3 - Elderly Deck (10)
What age group is "elderly"?
65 and older
Why is it important to learn about the elderly? (What is going to happen by 2050?)
The elderly population is going to triple from 516 million to 1.53 billion
True or False - Disease is a normal outcome of aging
What is classified as the negative attitude towards older adults?
Discrimination based solely on age
What is the study of aging and older adults?
What are some of the items to help maintain healthy skin?
-Ensure optimal nutrition
-Maintain adequate hydration
-Use lotions after bathing to keep skin moist
-Avoid products containing alcohol or perfume
-Assess frequency of bathing/showering
About 50 the skeletal muscles can increase in bulk, after that time there is a steady decrease in muscle fibers which is known as......
Loss in stature occurs with age. This can be exaggerated by muscular weakness resulting in the stooping posture and a humpback of upper spine known as.....
What is a pathological decrease in bone density that is more common in older adults vs younger?