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Learn about: common age-related changes in physical abilities, frequently occurring age-related sensory changes, and supportive adjustments to the physical environment that compensate for functional loss.
Learn about: cognitive changes that occur with normal aging, the definition and stages of Alzheimer’s disease, and design interventions that can reduce negative behaviors characteristic of Alzheimer’s disease.
Learn about: reasons why traditional acute care fails to meet the needs of older adults, acute care risks that contribute to poor outcomes among older adults, and design strategies for supportive acute care environments.