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Exam 6 (part 2)
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How many million elderly total? (Currently)
How many million are considered young/old?
How many million are considered middle/old?
How many million are considered old/old?
How many thousand are considered elite?
What percent will be elderly by 2030?
What percent live in a nursing home?
What percentage live in their own home?
What percentage of 65+ live above poverty?
What percentage suffer from at least one chronic illness?
Genes control genetic clock (determines how quickly you'll age)
Focuses on the function of the immune system (bone marrow, spleen, thymus all diminish over time)
Chemical reaction produces damage to the DNA and cell death
Molecules with separated high-energy electrons have adverse effects on adjacent molecules (more cell damage)
Middle adult years
Fatty tissue redistributed, decreased cardiac output, decreased muscle mass, calcium loss, fatigue increase, vision and hearing changes, decreased hormone changes
Middle adult: physiologic changes (some are normal changes)
Greater motivation to learn, increased time to problem solve
Middle adult: cognitive -> there are little changes but what does change?
More freedom, stability and relationships
Middle adult: psychosocial what changes?
Accept and adjust to changes, sandwich generation, maintain occupation, relate to spouse, guide next generation, re evaluate and accomplish goals (bucket list)
Developmental tasks of middle adulthood
Employment (towards 65 you're thinking of retiring), relationships with spouse, children and aging parents (can be positive or negative), midlife transition
Life changes of the middle adult years
Cancers (malignant neoplasms), cardiovascular disease, unintentional injury, DM, stroke, chronic lower respiratory disease
Leading causes of death in the middle adulthood (all depends on lifestyle)
Cardiovascular and pulmonary diseases, cancer, RA, DM, obesity, alcoholism and depression
Major health problems in the middle adulthood
Regular exercise, say no to drugs alcohol and smoking, eat a low fat and low cholesterol diet
What's the nurse going to teach the middle adults?
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