In this interactive learning activity, learners explore factors that contribute to the aging process. Learners calculate their age based on biological, psychological, and social experiences. Further reflection allows the learner to consider options and assess issues that impact the aging process.
Learners read about the role of water, the basic physiology of water balance, and the effects of dehydration particularly on elderly clients. Tips for maintaining proper hydration are presented. In an interactive exercise, students calculate how much fluid a client needs based on his/her age, health, and weight.