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Nursing 1- U7: Caring for the Elderly- G9/ 2nd Term/1432

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U7: caring for the elderly

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  2. 2. Unit7: <br />Caring for the elderly<br />
  3. 3.  The medical problems associated with old age are classified by gerontologists under the Four (I)s (Also known as the giants of geriatrics):<br />1-Intellectual impairment/confusion (mental confusion or damages<br />2-Immobility (immovable, the inability to move)<br />3-Instability (unstable; lack of firmness or steadiness)<br />4-Incontinence (unable to retain bodily discharge (as urine) voluntarily.<br />
  4. 4. gerontology<br />Instability <br />Incontinence (unable to retain bodily discharge (as urine) voluntarily.<br />Intellectual impairment/confusion (mental confusion or damages<br />Immobility<br />when a situation is not certain because there is the possibility of sudden change [≠ stability]: <br />not moving at all [= motionless]: <br /> unable to control the passing of liquid or solid waste from your body<br /> relating to the ability to understand things and think intelligently<br />
  5. 5. -These problems are seriously disabling and elderly people are often highly dependent on nursing care.<br />Many are bedridden, and though neurodegenerative diseases are the main areas of research , depression, sleep disorders, problems with eating, and skin breakdown are also issues for the elderly and for people who take care of them.<br /> <br />Studies show that chronic impairments in elderly people, such as deafness and muscle weakness, are frequently mistaken for failing mental abilities.<br />Gerontologists argue that it is possible to grow old and die without losing faculties to dementia (mental deterioration).<br />Factors such as the loss of a lifetime partner, and a sense of uselessness and social isolation after retirement, tend to make the elderly more prone(likely, exposed) to apathy (lack of interest) and depression which increases vulnerability to diseases.<br />
  6. 6. Elderly people can be very demanding to nurse. They can be often :<br />1-inattentive ( distracted, absent)<br />2-with disorganized thought and speech.<br />3-disturbed behavior. <br />
  7. 7. geriatric nursing has rewards:<br /> elderly people are in long-term care which means that nurses get opportunities to build meaningful relationships with their patients. <br />
  8. 8. os‧te‧o‧po‧ro‧sis[uncountable]<br />a medical condition in which your bones become weak and break easily: <br />ge‧ri‧at‧ric<br />1-[only before noun] relating to the medical care and treatment of old people<br />
  9. 9. ger‧on‧tol‧o‧gy{uncountable }<br />the scientific study of old age and its effects on the body <br />—gerontologist(n)[countable]—gerontologicaladjective<br />
  10. 10. Gerontologists argue that it is possible to grow old and die without losing faculties to dementia (mental deterioration).<br />
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  12. 12. Factors such as the loss of <br />a lifetime partner,<br /> and a sense of uselessness and social isolation after retirement, tend to make the elderly more prone(likely, exposed) to apathy (lack of interest) and depression which increases<br /> vulnerability to diseases.<br />
  13. 13. faculty of<br />(able to see, hear, think etc in the normal way)<br />fac‧ul‧typlural <br />1 [countable] a department or group of related departments within a university <br />faculty of<br />the Faculty of Law<br />the Engineering Faculty<br />3[countable usually plural] a natural ability, such as the ability to see, hear, or think clearly: <br />the patient's mental faculties<br />
  14. 14. bore‧dom[uncountable]<br />the feeling you have when you are bored, or the quality of being boring: <br />
  15. 15. in‧at‧ten‧tive<br />not giving enough attention to someone or something {≠ attentive}<br />—inattentivelyadverb<br />—inattentiveness(n)/uncountable<br />
  16. 16. bed‧rid‧den<br /> unable to leave your bed, especially because you are old or ill<br />for‧get‧ful<br />often forgetting things<br />—forgetfullyadverb<br />—forgetfulness(n) {uncountable}<br />
  17. 17. con‧fu‧sion<br />1[uncountable and countable] when you do not understand what is happening or what something means because it is not clear <br />im‧mo‧bile<br />not moving at all [ motionless]<br />—immobility(n){uncountable}<br />
  18. 18. deaf‧en[transitive usually passive]<br />1-if a noise deafens you, it is so loud that you cannot hear anything else<br />stim‧u‧late[transitive]<br />1-to encourage or help an activity to begin or develop further <br />—stimulativeadjective<br />—stimulation (n) {uncountable}<br />
  19. 19. These problems are seriously disabling and elderly people are often highly dependent on nursing care.<br />Many elderly people are<br />Bedridden<br />Neurodegenerative diseases<br />depression<br />
  20. 20. problems with eating,<br />skinbreakdown. <br />
  21. 21. Studies show that chronic impairments in elderly people, such as deafness <br />muscleweakness<br />frequently mistaken for failing mental abilities.<br />
  22. 22. re‧la‧tion‧ship<br />1-[countable] the way in which two people or two groups feel about each other and behave towards each other <br />
  23. 23. dis‧tress[uncountable]<br />1-a feeling of extreme unhappiness: <br />ar‧ti‧fi‧cial[usually before noun]<br />1-not real or not made of natural things but made to be like something that is real or natural [≠ natural = false]<br />
  24. 24. hip[countable]<br />1-one of the two parts on each side of your body between the top of your leg and your waist: <br />The old lady had fallen and broken her hip.<br />
  25. 25. Artificial hip<br />
  26. 26. de‧gen‧e‧ra‧tive<br />a degenerative illness gradually gets worse and can't be stopped<br />frail<br />1- someone who is frail is weak and thin because they are old or ill: <br />frail elderly people<br />2- something that is frail is easily damaged or broken [= fragile]<br />
  27. 27. in‧con‧ti‧nent<br /> unable to control the passing of liquid or solid waste from your body<br />incontinence (n){uncountable}<br />shuf‧fle<br />1- [intransitive always + adverb/preposition] to walk very slowly and noisily, without lifting your feet off the ground<br />
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  29. 29. Done by:<br />AfnanDegnah<br />& Arwa Al-Aseiri<br />

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