1. Interview an older adult: either living at home in the community or living in a setting such as assisted living or a nursing home.
If necessary, you may have to have a videoconference (in keeping with social distancing practice) and if so, the interview may be a little more challenging. 2. Choose from one of the topics (see options provided below) and discuss the interests of the older adult. 3. Write a 3-5-page paper: a. Introduction: Describe your impression of the atmosphere of the client’s home. Provide pertinent details about what you have observed to “set the stage” for the reader about the living environment of the client. If interview was conducted via videoconference (Zoom, FaceTime etc.) then have client elaborate on where they live, who lives there, what it is like etc. Get as much rich description as you can. b. Pick a topic (see options)to explore and describe the client’s reaction to the questions. What were your observations?
Give descriptive accounting of the answers the client provides. c. Find one evidence-based research article (EBP) about the topic and implications for nurses. Article must be published within last 5 years and discuss older adults (>65 years old) as the population of interest used in the journal article. 4. Use APA format and cite all references. Hyper link all journal article used. No websites. TOPIC: Exercise for Older Adults- Cognitive Function Talk to an older adult about their exercise/physical activity/mobility. •What benefits does the older adult see in exercise? • Has exercise changed over the years for this person? How? • How often do they exercise? • How can you encourage an older adult to begin regular physical exercise? •Find one EBP research article that supports this statement: What are some of the physiological mechanisms by which regular physical exercise might preserve brain function?