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What are the three components of a sensory experience?

Sensation (receive stimuli and create a nerve impulse), perception (person becomes conscious of stimuli and interprets information signals), reaction (how a person responds to stimuli)

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Define sensory deficit.

Deficit in the normal function of sensory reception and perception

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What are the three types of sensory deprivation?

Reduced sensory input (caused by sensory deficit), elimination from patterns or meaning from input (ex: exposure to strange environment), restrictive environment (ex: bedrest)

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Define sensory overload.

Excessive sensory stimulation which prevents the brain from responding appropriately

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When do vision changes begin to occur?

40-50

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When do hearing changes begin to occur?

30

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When do taste and smell senses begin to change?

50

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When do proprioceptive senses begin to change?

60

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Define expressive aphasia.

Inability to communicate spoken or written word

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Define receptive aphasia.

Inability to understand spoken or written word

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In an older adult with diminished color perception, which colors are usually more difficult to distinguish?

Blue, green, violet

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In an older adult with diminished color perceptions, which colors are easier to distinguish?

Yellow, red, orange

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How can you enhance a patient's hearing if the patient has a buildup of cerumen?

0.5-1 mL warm mineral oil in the ear, followed by irrigation with 3% hydrogen peroxide in a quart of warm water

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How can you enhance an older adult's taste perception?

By providing good oral hygiene to keep the taste buds well hydrated

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What is a simple nursing intervention that can be done for a patient who has sensory deprivation?

Give a back rub

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Define sensory deprivation.

Inadequate quality or quantity of stimulation

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What is a simple nursing intervention for a patient who has sensory overload?

"Quiet time" - put a sign on the door to minimize interruptions