An 80-year-old patient is brought to the clinic by her son. The son asks the nurse why his mother has gotten so many spots on her skin. What would be an appropriate response by the nurse?

Answer Explanation: The major changes in the skin of older people include dryness, wrinkling, uneven pigmentation, and various proliferative lesions. Stating the names of these spots and identifying older adults vulnerability to skin damage do not answer the sons question. These lesions are not normally a result of nutritional imbalances.

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