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1

What would cause the absence of a red light reflex in geriatric patients

Cataracts

2

What are the parts to a physical assessment in a geriatric patients

History
Physical exam
Ortho/neuro exam
Chiropractic exam
5 senses

3

What is the key part of functional assessment

Activities of daily living

4

Ways to assess functional status

Functional status index
Get up n go
Barthel index
Observation of patient

5

What is a way to test cognitive assessment

Mini mental state exam (mmse)
Quick test-3 item recall

6

What is an assessment of nutritional health

Weight gain/loss
Teeth, tongue, gums, lips, jaw