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This is a Article on Resources for Nurse Educators: Health of the Older Adult in Nursing Educators / Faculty, part of Nursing Specialties ... The baby boomer generation, those born between 1946 and 1964, is the largest demographic group in...by VickyRN Asst. Admin Nov 26, '09The baby boomer generation, those born between 1946 and 1964, is the largest demographic group in u.S. History. Boomers, 76 million strong, comprise one quarter of the total u.S. Population. The oldest members of this massive cohort are about to enter their senior years. This first wave, consisting of approximately 2.7 million people, will turn 65 in 2011. As the boomers age, america as a whole is graying. The senior population itself is growing older as well. The gathering momentum of this silver tsunami will create a demographic, social, and economic shift of epic proportions. The elderly (people age 65 or older), who currently comprise 13 percent of the population, will make up 20 percent of the u.S. Population by the year 2030. This is comparable to the current proportion of the elderly citizens in florida.
It is critical for nurse educators to adequately prepare nursing students for this silver demographic tsunami. I highly recommend the following fabulous free educational resources for teaching gerontology:
Improving the quality of long-term care
The forgetting: A portrait of Alzheimer's
Hartford Institute on geriatric nursing
How to try this assessment series
How to try this videos
Evidence-based geriatric protocols and topics
Dementia focus: the person behind the disease
Family caregivers: considerations, assessment, and support
Immobility and functional decline: avoiding the spiral
A new look at the oldó incontinence and elders
Malnourished or at risk: nutrition and the elderly
Critical indicators - presentation of illness in older adults
Helping families to assess pain in the cognitively impaired elder
HIV/AIDs in older adults: a case report and literature reviewLast edit by Joe V on Feb 3, '13
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