Gerontologic patient

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Gerontologic patient
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2013-03-14 15:47:56
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  1. attitudes that stereotype the older adult on the basis of chronologic age
    ageism
  2. type of dementia in which discrete patches of brain tissue degenerate; this devastating disease eventually affects all body functions
    Alzheimer's disease
  3. downward spiral or sequence of adverse events often triggered by a medical or surgical intervention during the hospitalization of an older adult
    cascade iatrogenesis
  4. a temporary state of confusion
    delirium
  5. organic impairment of intellectual functioning, gradually leading to interference with social or occupational functioning, memory, and often personality integration
    dementia
  6. level of health defined by one's ability to carry out usual and desired daily activities
    functional health
  7. nursing specially concerned with the care of the older adult
    gerontologic nursing
  8. study of all aspects of the aging process and their consequences
    gerontolgy
  9. universal phenomenon identified by Butler as a review of one's life through one's recollection
    life review/reminiscence
  10. the adult between the ages of 40 and 60 years; also called middle adulthood
    middle adult
  11. refers to adult over age of 65
    older adult
  12. the use of many medications at the same time
    polypharmacy
  13. method of care used to promote awareness of reality in confused or disoriented patients
    reality orientation
  14. sense of aloneness because of decreasing relationships with others, resulting from attitudinal, geographic, financial, or illness-related factors
    social isolation
  15. describes a phenomenon when a person habitually becomes confused or disoriented with darkness
    sundowning syndrome

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