Makoto Kariyasu

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In Japan, the elderly population suffering from dementia is rapidly increasing. Several animal studies have indicated a relationship between reduced masticatory function in the elderly subject and cognitive impairment. However, epidemiological studies examining this have been scarce. Using an epidemiological approach, the present study investigated this(More)
OBJECTIVES The aim of the present study was to identify the onset predictors of a change in chewing ability over a 3-year period in the frail elderly. METHODS The subjects were frail elderly people living in southern Japan. Data were collected at baseline (n = 92) and 3 years later (n = 60). The dependent variable was a change in self-rated chewing(More)
The purpose of the present study was to develop a new assessment scale to evaluate the risk of chewing and swallowing disorders among frail community-dwelling elderly individuals. Subjects were 85 frail elderly individuals (29 men and 56 women) living in southern Japan. First, we pooled 18 subjectively evaluated variables identified by previous studies as(More)
AIM Few studies have reported the influence of declining labial closure force on ADL among frail elderly persons. We therefore investigated to elucidate the relationships among labial closure force, ADL and cognitive function in frail elderly persons. METHODS The subjects were 92 frail elderly persons. Labial closure forces were examined using "Lip De(More)
AIM The purpose of the present study was to examine the effect of the size of tablets on the status of swallowing and handling during taking medicine among frail elderly persons. METHODS The subjects of the present study were 73 frail elderly persons. After they conducted simulation taking medicine, they determined the desirable size of tablets using(More)
The purpose of the present study was to investigate some symptoms related to dysphagia, comprehensive health status, and oral care in the frail elderly. The subjects were 92 elderly individuals (30 men, 62 women) above 65 years in a nursing home. The risk factors of dysphagia were evaluated by 15 items of self-assessment and 18 items of assessment by their(More)
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