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Flashcards in Maegan's Test #3 - Elderly Deck (10):
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What age group is "elderly"?

65 and older

1

Why is it important to learn about the elderly? (What is going to happen by 2050?)

The elderly population is going to triple from 516 million to 1.53 billion

2

True or False - Disease is a normal outcome of aging

False

3

What is classified as the negative attitude towards older adults?

Ageism

Discrimination based solely on age

4

What is the study of aging and older adults?

Gerontology

5

What are some of the items to help maintain healthy skin?

-Ensure optimal nutrition
-Maintain adequate hydration
-Use lotions after bathing to keep skin moist
-Avoid products containing alcohol or perfume
-Assess frequency of bathing/showering

6

About 50 the skeletal muscles can increase in bulk, after that time there is a steady decrease in muscle fibers which is known as......

Sarcopenia

7

Loss in stature occurs with age. This can be exaggerated by muscular weakness resulting in the stooping posture and a humpback of upper spine known as.....

Kyphosis

8

What is a pathological decrease in bone density that is more common in older adults vs younger?

Osteoporosis

9

Osteoporosis may lead to spontaneous fractures which are called....

Pathological Fractures