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Humpback of the upper spine
Kyphosis
Decrease in bone density
Osteopororsis
Lens opacity in the eyes of the elderly
Cataracts
Elder with significant physical and functional impairment
Frail Elderly
Staying active physically and mentally is the best way to age
activity theory
A cognitive sign reflective of a disease process
memory loss
information stored for periods longer than 72 hours
long term memory
accounts for 87% of all gractures on older adults
falls
slow process results in progressive loss of cognitive function
dementia
abbreviation for over the counter drugs
OTC
important nursing function for all clients
health promotion
spontaneous fractures in the elderly
pathologic fractures
loss of hearing ability related to aging
presbycusis
mutual withdrawal of the older person and others in the elderly person's environment
disengagement
people maintain their values, habits, and behavior in old age
continuity theory
difficult breathing
dyspnea
abrupt drop in blood pressure upon rising
orthostatic hypotension
development task
ego integrity vs despair
the ability to interpret the environment depends on acuteness of the senses
perceptive
momentary perception of stimuli from the environment
sensory memory
information held in the brain for immediate use
short term memory
body temperature below normal
hypothermia
most common type of dementia
alzheimers
neglect or harm to an older person
elder abuse