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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 smokingA 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 [Show More]

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