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A New Look at the Old

  • Creator:   American Journal of Nursing
  • Updated:   8/22/2019
  • Contains:  17 items
The Atlantic Philanthropies has awarded two grants to increase the knowledge and skills of those providing care to older adults. Information about the care of those over 65, derived from cutting-edge research and best practices, is now available to nurses and other providers in either print format or streaming video, at any time and at no cost, through this series called A New Look at the Old. The print series began in the August 2004 issue, and continued until December 2006. You can read or download the articles already published by clicking on the titles listed below. Those interested in viewing the 60-minute or 30-minute programs which began in January 2005, can go to These programs are archived for viewing at any time.
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SENSORY IMPAIRMENT IN OLDER ADULTS: PART 1: HEARING LOSSHearing impairment is a significant, often debilitating, problem for many older adults, but assessment and intervention by nurses can help.

Wallhagen, Margaret I.; Pettengill, Elaine; Whiteside, Meredith

AJN, American Journal of Nursing. 106(10):40-48, October 2006.

FAMILY CAREGIVERS: Caring for older adults, working with their families.

Schumacher, Karen; Beck, Claudia A.; Marren, Joan M.

AJN, American Journal of Nursing. 106(8):40-49, August 2006.

The Bathing Of Older Adults with Dementia: Easing the unnecessarily unpleasant aspects of assisted bathing.

Rader, Joanne; Barrick, Ann Louise; Hoeffer, Beverly; More

AJN, American Journal of Nursing. 106(4):40-48, April 2006.

Functional Decline in Hospitalized Older Adults: It’s often a consequence of hospitalization, but it doesn’t have to be.

Graf, Carla

AJN, American Journal of Nursing. 106(1):58-67, January 2006.

Depression & Dispiritedness in Later Life: A ‘gray drizzle of horror’ isn’t inevitable.

Butcher, Howard K.; McGonigal-Kenney, Meghan

AJN, American Journal of Nursing. 105(12):52-61, December 2005.

RN Staffing Time and Outcomes of Long-Stay Nursing Home Residents: Pressure ulcers and other adverse outcomes are less likely as RNs spend more time on direct patient care.

Horn, Susan D.; Buerhaus, Peter; Bergstrom, Nancy; More

AJN, American Journal of Nursing. 105(11):58-70, November 2005.

BEHAVIORS ASSOCIATED WITH DEMENTIA: Whether resisting care or exhibiting apathy, an older adult with dementia is attempting communication. Nurses and other caregivers must learn to ‘hear’ this language.

Smith, Marianne; Buckwalter, Kathleen

AJN, American Journal of Nursing. 105(7):40-52, July 2005.

Nutrition in Older Adults: Intervention and assessment can help curb the growing threat of malnutrition.

DiMaria-Ghalili, Rose Ann; Amella, Elaine

AJN, American Journal of Nursing. 105(3):40-50, March 2005.

Cognitively Impaired Older Adults: From Hospital To Home: An exploratory study of these patients and their caregivers.

Naylor, Mary D.; Stephens, Caroline; Bowles, Kathryn H.; More

AJN, American Journal of Nursing. 105(2):52-61, February 2005.

Communicating for Better Care: Improving nurse–physician communication.

Burke, Marina; Boal, Jeremy; Mitchell, Ruth

AJN, American Journal of Nursing. 104(12):40-47, December 2004.

Presentation of Illness in Older Adults: If you think you know what you’re looking for, think again.

Amella, Elaine J.

AJN The American Journal of Nursing. 104(10):40-51, October 2004.

The Challenge to Come: The Care of Older Adults: The senior boom is on its way, and with it comes new demands on clinicians. A new AJN series asks: are nurses ready?

Stotts, Nancy A.; Deitrich, Carole E.

AJN The American Journal of Nursing. 104(8):40-47, August 2004.