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Describe the normal changes of aging as related to the following body systems.

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Confusion and other symptoms of dementia are to be expected in an elderly patient, since they are part of the normal aging process.



When the radiographer must schedule an elderly patient for a difficult diagnostic examination, it is best to schedule the examination for:

Early morning hours so that the patient can have breakfast as close to the usual time as possible


Physiologic changes that come with aging that the radiographer should consider as he works with elderly patient include:

A) Loss of the sensation of pain
B) Loss of sensitivity to heat or cold
C) Diminishing cough reflex


Assessment of the elderly should include:

A) Ability to see and hear
B) Ability to move without assistance


When is arthroplasty indicated?

Indicated in people with joint disease


Which joints are most commonly replaced?

Hips and knees


What is the outcome of cultural sensitivity when imaging the elderly patient?

Cultural sensitivity will ensure that the patient's beliefs and values are respected, thus enabling the best patient care during imaging procedures.


What are two caregiver indicators of elder abuse?

A) Caregiver is flirtatious in an inappropriate sexual approach to the patient
B) Caregiver responds for the elder, preventing the patient from responding
C)Caregiver lacks affection toward the patient


What are the warning signs of abuse?

-physical abuse
-sexual abuse
-emotional or psychological abuse
-financial abuse