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Competency 1: Compassion and Respectful Care of Older Adults (​Chapters 1, 2, 3, 5, & 22​) Chapter 1, 2 & 3

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Gerontology​ is the broad term used to define the study of aging and/or the aged. Geriatrics​ is often used as a generic term relating to older adults, but specifically refers to the medical care... of older adults. Geriatricians are physicians trained in geriatric medicine. ● “old” is often defined as over 65 years of age ● young-old (ages 65–74 ● middle old (ages 75–84), and the old old ● frail elders (ages 85 and up) Genomics​ ​is the identification of gene sequences in the DNA Genetics​ is the study of heredity and the transmission of certain genes through generations [Show More]

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