Published: 21 March 2021
Author(s): Kirstyn James, Ariela R Orkaby, Andrea Wershof Schwartz
Issue: May 2021
Section: Internal Medicine Flashcard

A 78 year old male attended a geriatric medicine outpatient clinic accompanied by his son. He described a history of falls, memory impairment and difficulty completing activities of daily living including cutting toenails. He also reported bilateral foot pain. Comprehensive geriatric and frailty assessments were performed. His son described how he was assisting his father with grocery shopping and household cleaning but was not aware his father had developed difficulties in maintaining foot care.

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