Aspects of swallowing in healthy dentate elderly persons older than 80 years.

  title={Aspects of swallowing in healthy dentate elderly persons older than 80 years.},
  author={Mineka Yoshikawa and Mitsuyoshi Yoshida and Toshikazu Nagasaki and Keiji Tanimoto and Kazuhiro Tsuga and Yasumasa Akagawa and Teruki Komatsu},
  journal={The journals of gerontology. Series A, Biological sciences and medical sciences},
  volume={60 4},
BACKGROUND Although age-related changes resulting in slowing of the swallowing reflex and a decline in the neuromuscular control system have been reported, there have been few reports on swallowing function in dentate elderly persons. The purpose of this study was to clarify the primary influence of aging on swallowing in healthy dentate elderly persons older than 80 years who have more than 20 teeth. METHODS Dentate elderly persons (12 male, 7 female; mean age: 81.2 years) and dentate young… CONTINUE READING
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