Mr Tan is an 84-year-old man who lives in an apartment with his son and family. Although previously outgoing and social, Mr Tan recently has been limiting
his outside activities.
Mr Tan stated that for the past year he has felt weak when he stands up after sitting or lying down and that he often needs to “catch himself” on furniture or
walls shortly after standing. This happens intermittently and at different times during the day and evening. He denies experiencing dizziness, syncope,
dyspnea, vertigo, or pain accompanying his dizziness. His son mentions that his father is also unsteady on his feet and requires help with bathing. He has
started using a cane but does not like to use it outside.
What further history would you take from Mr Tan and his son? (4 marks)
What physical examinations and assessments would you do? (4 marks)
List 4 fall prevention advice you would give Mr Tan and his son. (2 marks)