One simple screening tool for nutrition in older persons is the Nutritional Health Checklist Table 4. Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. Patients should be asked about past relationships with physicians; a long-time relationship with a physician may have been lost because the physician retired or died or because the patient relocated. The TUG assesses dynamic stability and provides a global measure of functional mobility. Number of falls in the past 6 months Time required to rise from a chair, walk 3.
Painful, inflamed, fissured lesions at the lip commissures angular cheilitis may be noted in edentulous patients who do not wear dentures; these lesions are usually accompanied by a fungal infection. Without help in the right doses at the right time. Routine screening for physical and psychologic disorders see table Screening Recommendations should be done annually, beginning at age