A notable difference between my grandad and other older adults, is his physical ability to move around and for the most pa...
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...able to hang out and even hike with his grandchildren. As earlier mentioned, he walks a mile a day to keep up his physical health. Cognitively he has slowed down. His speech is a lot slower and you have to sometimes be very patient when talking with him. He still knows what he is talking about, but it is noticeably more of an effort for him to talk and converse. I could apply these observations and new information in my future nursing practice by learning to be very patient with the elderly. If I ever work in a nursing home or even on a regular floor at a hospital, whenever I deal with a elderly patient or a patient with an elderly family member involved in the decision making, I can use patience in understanding they might not be as quick as I am, but they can still contribute in the discussion and are free to perform their own actions unless in need of assistance.
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