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(Exam 1) Chapter 11: Health Care of the Older Adult Exam Questions with Accurate answers RATED A+

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(Exam 1) Chapter 11: Health Care of the Older Adult. Exam Questions with Accurate answers. RATED A+ A nurse is caring for a client with dementia. A family member of the client asks what the most c... ommon cause of dementia is. Which response by the nurse is most appropriate? - Ans-"The most common cause of dementia in the elderly is Alzheimer's disease." To encourage adequate nutritional intake for a client with Alzheimer's disease, a nurse should: - Ans-stay with the client and encourage him to eat. Which factor alters urinary elimination patterns in older adults? - Ans-Decreased muscle tone Older adults, who are more subject to falls, may fracture one or more ribs and be more susceptible to which condition after a rib fracture? - Ans-Pneumonia An age-related change associated with the cardiovascular system is... decreased blood pressure. thinner heart valves. increased compliance of heart muscle. decreased cardiac output. - Ans-decreased cardiac output What is the leading cause of death among the elderly? A) Heart disease B) Cancer C) Pneumonia D) Cerebrovascular disease - Ans-Heart disease A nurse is teaching nursing assistants in an extended-care facility measures to protect the skin of elderly clients. Which of the following measures is the nurse likely to recommend? - AnsEncouraging clients to avoid cigarette smoking A client reports to the nurse that her elderly mother has become increasingly angry and responds inappropriately to conversations within the past few months. She notes that her mother does not respond when the mother's back is turned. The best intervention of the nurse is to - Ans-Ask if the mother could come in for a hearing evaluation A client with moderate Alzheimer's disease has been eating poorly, losing weight, and playing with food at meals. The nurse best intervenes by - Ans-Placing one food at a time in front of the client during meals An elderly client is hospitalized for treatment related to leukemia. Family members want to visit with a toddler who has a cold. It would be best for the nurse to... Inform the family to either wash their hands or use the hand sanitizer. Instruct the family to remove the toddler from the room for the protection of the client. Allow the toddler to remain in the room if a family member wipes the toddler's nose. Ask the family to leave the client's room. - Ans-Instruct the family to remove the toddler from the room for the protection of the client An elderly client reports that he feels like he voids frequently during the day and at night but cannot empty his bladder. The nurse instructs the client to - Ans-Limit ingestion of caffeinated beverages A nurse is reviewing the medications of a client who lives alone and reports having difficulty remembering when to take them. To aid in medication compliance, which of the following measures would the nurse employ? Select all answers that apply. A) Suggest that the client use a multiple-dose medication dispenser. B) Encourage the client to use containers with safety lids. C) Recommend to the client to use one pharmacy for all prescriptions. D) Write down the medication schedule for the client. - Ans-A) Write down the medication schedule for the client. C) Suggest that the client use a multiple-dose medication dispenser. D) Recommend to the client to use one pharmacy for all prescriptions. A clinic nurse is meeting with a group of older adults living in a community that has been experiencing extremely hot summer days. Which of the following measures would the nurse encourage the clients to practice to protect their health during the hot summer days? Select all answers that apply. A) Increase fluid intake. B) Decrease fluid intake C) Circulate air with a fan or air conditioner. D) Wear lightweight shirts and shorts. E) Decrease baths to 3 times per week. F) Take cool showers. - Ans-A) Increase fluid intake. C) Circulate air with a fan or air conditioner. D) Wear lightweight shirts and shorts. F) Take cool showers. After teaching an older adult about measures to relieve constipation, which statement by the client indicates a need for additional teaching? A) "I should consume more foods [Show More]

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