Assignment: Complications of Aging


Choose a question to answer. My question to answer is: “List and describe the physiological changes related to the digestive system of the elderly”.

In addition to answering the question posed made sure that you provide an example of a patient in which you might check these labs, perform a test, given an injection etc. and how the results or your new knowledge would or could affect your plan of care?

You may use the textbook as one reference (see attached pictures of chapter #24) as well as the learning materials posted within the course. However, you must also locate a scholarly article related to your aging discussion question. Your question should be answered based on pathophysiological principles and specifically those related to aging. Remember, you should focus on the pathophysiology of the content for your initial discussion, as well as applying your knowledge to Advanced Practice Nursing.

Textbook: VanMeter, K. C., & Hubert, R. J. (2014). Gould’s pathophysiology for the health professions. St. Louis, MO: Elsevier Saunders. ISBN 13-978-1455754113 o Chapter 24; Complications of Aging.

Attached, you will find two pictures of the Chapter #24 related to the “Digestive system changes in the elderly”.

Note: For this assignment, please focus more on the pathophysiology of the aging process, is not only mentioning the diseases, but to focus on what happens inside the digestive system as the person gets older, for example: an older patient has a poor appetite, why? and as a result can develop a gastric ulcer because of the high concentration of gastric juices; or for example an older person develops polyps in the colon, why? the peristalsis slows down, why? among others.

– This is a TURNITIN ASSIGNMENT, please NO Plagiariarism.

– APA style.

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