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An older person who recently retired expresses delight in not having to get up and go work every morning. which theory of aging does this person's statement demonstrate to the nurse?

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(in the continuity theory, the pace of activities may be slower and for some, the relief from time pressures and deadlines is a bounty of older age. the activity theory proposes that older adults should stay active and engaged if they are to age successfully. in the theory of individualism, the focus shifts away from the external world toward inner experiences as the older person searches for answers to life's riddles and find the essence of the true self. in the disengagement theory, the pattern of behavior in later life is for the older person to withdraw so that social equilibrium is maintained)

A resident of an assisted-living facility enjoys her new apartment but is disappointed that so many females reside there alone. what does this resident's observation suggest about older men?

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The nurse visits the home of an older person recovering from an exacerbation of a chronic illness. which observation indicates to the nurse that the person has dispelled the myth that older people cannot learn new things?

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An adult daughter is concerned about her 85 year old mother's disinterest in activities since retiring from a full-time teaching position. which theory of aging should the nurse use to help explain this older person's behavior?

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The nurse plans an educational wellness program for a group of older adults residing in the community. on which topic should the nurse focus the majority of the information?

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The nurse learns that an older person takes several vitamin and nutritional supplements everyday. which theory of aging is supported by this older person's behavior?

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The nurse is preparing to discharge an older client with instructions on smoking cessation. The nurse states to a colleague, "This client has been smoking for years and isn't going to stop now." Which negative stereotype of aging does the nurse's statement most reflect?

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1. Many older adults have chronic disease but function well. 2. Often people characterize the elderly in a negative way, believing that after a certain age, things cannot be changed. Older people can learn new things and take up new hobbies they can enjoy and give life meaning and pleasure. 3. Although it may not be possible to reverse all the damage, it is never too late to stop smoking cigarettes. People who quit smoking at an older age enjoy better health outcomes. 4. Older people contribute greatly to society by volunteering, helping with grandchildren, mentoring others, and continue working.

An older person states that "it's just a matter of time" before a knee and hip replacement will be needed. which theory of aging is this older person describing to the nurse?

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The nurse visits the home of an older person with chronic lung disease. which observation indicates that the person is engaged in health improvement activities?

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The nurse notes that an older person has difficulty removing clothes in preparation for a physical assessment. on which area should the nurse focus when determining this person's ability to perform activities of daily living?

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The nurse prepares an educational program on healthy aging for a community group. which segment of the population should the nurse explain as bring the fastest growing in the US?

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