S/S of molding in elderly? Anyone?

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    I keep hearing the term "molding" when someone gets close to death and I don't know what exactly that means. I tried to look up some info online but I keep getting stuff about actual mold instead.
    What is molding in the elderly? How can I spot it? Normally, I hear it when the feet get cold and turn a blue color. I know I probably should know but I have never heard the term before working in LTC :-/
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    Mottling.
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    Yep, I think you mean mottling too.

    motĚtle (mtl)tr.v. motĚtled, motĚtling, motĚtles To mark with spots or blotches of different shades or colors.

    When people begin to die, their body mottles . . . their legs, their arms, their trunk. It is lack of circulation as things shut down.

    Molding - molding, which is when the skull bones shift and overlap, making the top of the infant's head look elongated, stretched out, or even pointed at birth.

    http://www.kidshealth.org/parent/pre...ariations.html
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    Quote from ChangeofPace
    I keep hearing the term "molding" when someone gets close to death and I don't know what exactly that means. I tried to look up some info online but I keep getting stuff about actual mold instead.
    What is molding in the elderly? How can I spot it? Normally, I hear it when the feet get cold and turn a blue color. I know I probably should know but I have never heard the term before working in LTC :-/
    i think you mean mottling?

    the body is shutting down and circulation slows...blood starts pooling.. so the skin appears to purple/red/blue spots or splotches...
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    Well...old people DO mold!
    ebear
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    Hehe.. I guess my ears are older than I am! I'm so glad I have you guys to correct me.. can you imagine how dumb I would have looked asking an older nurse about molding?!?!
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    Quote from ChangeofPace
    Hehe.. I guess my ears are older than I am! I'm so glad I have you guys to correct me.. can you imagine how dumb I would have looked asking an older nurse about molding?!?!
    Nah, we'd just have had a good laugh over it and then you could have joined in with the others as they make fun of me while I dance about, mangling the oldies...

    She's gotta brick! OUCH!


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    Quote from Emmanuel Goldstein
    Nah, we'd just have had a good laugh over it and then you could have joined in with the others as they make fun of me while I dance about, mangling the oldies...

    She's gotta brick! OUCH!

    HAH!

    Some of my old farts have gotten nasty fungi in various places, but never any actrual mold. I reserve that for myt sink.
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    Quote from Emmanuel Goldstein
    Nah, we'd just have had a good laugh over it and then you could have joined in with the others as they make fun of me while I dance about, mangling the oldies...

    She's gotta brick! OUCH!



    That was the ring tone on my cell last year . . . . . . can you believe my husband had never heard that song?????

    (Brick house I mean)



    steph
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    Quote from stevielynn
    That was the ring tone on my cell last year . . . . . . can you believe my husband had never heard that song?????

    (Brick house I mean)



    steph
    No way!

    And yes, that really is what I thought they were singing


    http://www.shandygaff.com/wavs/brick.wav

    See???
    Last edit by Emmanuel Goldstein on Nov 16, '07


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