Potential for reactivation of dormant varicella-zoster (shingles) & tuberculosis
Varicella Zoster – “Shingles”
Changes in the Body: Thermoregulation
Lower normal body temperatures
Rectal most reliable
Reduced ability to respond to cold temperatures
Differences in response to heat
Is the following statement true or false?
Mean body temperatures of the older adult range from 96.9°F to 98.3°F orally.
Changes in the Mind
Psychological changes – explore causes
Personality remains consistent
Changes in memory
Intelligence & aging
Learning ability & aging
Nursing Implications of Age-Related Changes
Understanding aging changes essential for competent gerontological nursing practice
Acknowledgment of factors altering function with aging
Emphasis on capabilities and assets
Table 5-1 (pp. 63-64)
P. 344 (interventions for hearing problems)
When talking with elders with high-frequency hearing loss, the nurse should:
A. Raise the voice or shout
B. Face the client when talking
C. Avoid using hand signals
D. Do not talk directly into the ear
An elder client complains to the nurse that he is having difficulty seeing colors. To assist the client in seeing colors better, the nurse should suggest increased use of which of the following colors?
Nursing interventions for the drier oral cavity that occurs with aging includes which of the following?