At some point as a core trainee you will be faced with caring for an older adult. This module is designed to help you consider the normal biological, psychological and social changes you might expect to find as people age. It is only with an understanding of the normal ageing process that you can begin to identify pathology. It will also help you to think about the different needs of an older adult, compared to a child or working age adult.
In this module we will discuss:
- biological changes by system
- psychological changes in terms of cognitive ageing and affective change
- social changes around loss and role transition.