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S/S of molding in elderly? Anyone?

  1. 0 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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  3. Visit  EmmaG profile page
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    Mottling.
  4. Visit  Spidey's mom profile page
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    Yep, I think you mean mottling too.

    mot-tle (mtl)tr.v. mot-tled, mot-tling, mot-tles 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...
  6. Visit  ebear profile page
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    Well...old people DO mold!
    ebear
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  7. Visit  changeofpaceRN profile page
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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?!?!
  8. Visit  EmmaG profile page
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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.
  10. Visit  Spidey's mom profile page
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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 EmmaG on Nov 16, '07
  12. Visit  Spidey's mom profile page
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    Quote from Emmanuel Goldstein
    No way!

    And yes, that really is what I thought they were singing
    One boring day in the ER, one of the paramedics showed off all her funny ring tones and "Brick House" just cracked me up. She also had a ringtone that her paramedic daughter had sent, which was of an actual ambulance call.

    My husband didn't get the song either . . .until I explained it to him.

    What is weird is he knows the artist and year a song came out from the 60's and 70's . . . but never heard this song. Of course, he doesn't like Aretha or any Motown songs . . . I can't believe I married him.

    steph


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