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adult development
development of physical, sociocultural, and psychologic factors in aging adults
ageism
a negative attitude based on age, which leads to discrimination in the care given to older adults
caregiver
someone who provides supervision and direct care, and coordinates services
delirium
a transient condition characterized by disorganized thinking, difficulty concentrating, and sensory misperceptions that lasts from 1 to 7 days
elder abuse
physical, financial, psychologic, or sexual abuse that occurs against older adults
ethno-geriatrics
a term used to describe the specialty area of providing culturally competent care to ethnic elders
frail elderly
the term given to represent adults 75 years of age and older with a variety of ongoing and accumulating health concerns
gerontologic nursing
a specialty nursing practice in which the nurse approaches the older adult patient with a whole-person (physical, psychologic, socioeconomic) perspective
Medicare
medical reimbursement coverage for those 65 years of age and older designed for acute illness care; also covers persons who receive social security disability benefits and persons with end-stage renal disease
nonstochastic theory
the hypothesis that things are not related to chance; in aging it refers to a theory that aging occurs at the molecular and cellular levels and is programmed by genes
old-old adults
a term used to represent adults who are 75 years of age and older
polypharmacy
the use of multiple medications by one patient who has more than one health problem
stochastic theory
the hypothesis that things are due to chance
young-old adults
a term used to represent adults who are 55 to 75 years of age