Gerontological Education Toolkit Advancing Care Excellence for Seniors
The teaching strategies offered in this section are guidelines for faculty to develop encounters with older adults that are intentional and that incorporate all or some of the ACES Knowledge Domains and Essential Nursing Actions into student learning experiences. Teaching Strategies are categorized using the ACES Knowledge Domains.
Individualized Aging Since the aging process is unique to each individual, assessing function and expectations of care is essential.
Vulnerability During Life Transitions Older adulthood is dynamic as the person transitions from one form, state, activity, or place to another. Transitions have the potential to create upheaval and disequilibrium for older adults and their families.
While the symptoms of Alzheimer's dementia are prevalent in many practice arenas, the disease behind the symptoms and the many complications caregivers are faced with are often difficult and easily misunderstood. This series of teaching strategies are designed to help the student become more proficient in understanding Alzheimer's dementia as a disease process and the care management implications.