Geriatric care (Three things that change with the integumentary system…
Three things that change with the integumentary system
1)production of knew skin cells decrease
2)sebaceous glands become less active
3)circulation to skin decreases
Three things that change with the musculoskeletal system?
1)muscle lose volume
2)Rib cage becomes rigid
3)bones of spine get closer together
Three things that change with the circulatory system?
1)heart is less efficient
2)blood vessels narrow
3)blood flow to brain decreases
Three things that change with the respiratory system?
1)hardening of the avoli
2) less gas exchanges
2)hardening of rib cage
Three things that change with the nervous system?
1) blood flow to the brain decreases
2)progressive loss of brain cells
downward displacement of the uterus into the vagina
A condition in which the body's bones become weak and break easily
inflammation of a joint
A serious disease that destroys lung tissue and causes breathing difficulties.
inflammation of the bronchi
What happens to the digestive system as you age?
fewer digestive juices and enzymes are produced making constipation more of a problem.
What happens to the urinary system as you age?
kidney deceases in size, decreases circulation to kidneys, bladder weakens, increase in urination
What happens to the endocrine system as you age?
increase production in parathormone and TSH, decrease in Thyroxine, estrogen, progesterone, insulin. More likely to get sick
What happens to the reproductive system as you age?
decrease in estrogen and testosterone. women's vaginal walls decrease.
care for the elderly
Does sexual desire diminish with age?
It may or may not depending on the person
What do elderly patients experience with their brain?
psychological changes and social changes
Moving to long term care facilities often cause what?
What is it important for elderly in LTC facilities to do?
create their own home
study of the aging process
how old did most people live to in the 1900?
Myth: most elderly individuals are cared for in institutions or long term care facilities
Fact: most older people are living at home with family or in retirement communities only 5% live in long term care facilities
Myth: all elderly people live in poverty
Fact: less that 10% of people over 65 are living in poverty
dark yellow and brown spots on skin
clouding of the lens
increased intraocular pressure
involuntary discharge of urine or feces
hardening of the arteries
4 types of abuse
physical, emotional, sexual, neglect