Chapter 1: Overview of Gerontologic Nursing 1 When reporting for work, you note that you have been assigned to two 74-year old women for the evening. It is safe to assume that the care of these two women will be similar because they are the same age? Why or why not? How would their care be enhanced or be compromised if they were treated similarly? Chapter 2: Theories of Aging A 77-year-old man repeatedly talks about how he wishes he were as strong and energetic as he was when he was younger. His family consistently changes the topic or criticizes him for being so grim. How would you intervene in this situation?