The patient also perspires less. The hair thins, grays and becomes coarser. Distribution of the hair on the scalp, face and body may also change. The patient may tell you that their scalp feels dry. The fingernails may thicken and change color slightly.
2 Macular Degeneration Nursing Care Plans - Nurseslabs
The Hartford Institute for Geriatric Nursing is pleased to announce a series of free, web-based, interactive geriatric case studies for use in advanced practice nursing education settings. The case studies, which address subjects such as anemia, weight loss, and pain in older adults, are intended to enable faculty to integrate geriatrics into their non-geriatric nurse practitioner programs. They are available at www. The case studies project began in when Dr. The project grew, and four of Dr.
Vision Loss in Older Adults: Nursing Assessment and Care Management
In this nursing care plan guide are 11 nursing diagnosis for the care of the elderly older adult or geriatric nursing or also known as gerontological nursing. Learn about the assessment, care plan goals, and nursing interventions for gerontology nursing in this post. Gerontology nursing or geriatric nursing specializes in the care of older or elderly adults. Geriatric nursing addresses the physiological, developmental, psychological, socio-economic, cultural and spiritual needs of an aging individual. Since aging is a normal and fundamental part of life.
This helpful and practical book provides an overview of vision problems in the older adult, ranging from retinopathies and age-related macular degeneration to cataracts and diabetic retinopathy. The contributions outline the prevention, assessment, and management of the major causes of vision loss, supplying nurses with information about the psychological and social impact of vision loss on the older adult and their families. The chapters further discuss resources and assistive devices for those affected and conclude with a look at innovations in the treatment of conditions contributing to vision loss in the older adult population.