Gerontology – Nursing Older Adults

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What is gerontology?  We have “ology” so we know it is the study of something.  This is the study of older adults and focuses on promoting health and recognizing normal physical, mental, and functional changes of aging.  In this lesson, let’s look at some of these changes and identify ways that nurses can aid older adults in maintaining function, promoting independence, and preventing injuries.


Learning Objectives:

Upon the completion of this lesson, learners will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate understanding of myths and stereotypes of older adults.
  2. Recognize normal physical changes caused by aging.
  3. Assess functional changes of adults caused by aging.
  4. Understand factors that negatively impact older adults.

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