Swallow respiratory patterns and aging: presbyphagia or dysphagia?

  title={Swallow respiratory patterns and aging: presbyphagia or dysphagia?},
  author={Paula Leslie and Michael J. Drinnan and Gary A. Ford and Janet A Wilson},
  journal={The journals of gerontology. Series A, Biological sciences and medical sciences},
  volume={60 3},
BACKGROUND Assessment referrals are increasing for unexpected dysphagia, particularly for older people. It is unclear if this is due to more impaired swallows or healthy age-related changes. Swallow respiration coordination prevents aspiration, and may deteriorate with age. Nonpathological features of the swallow in healthy aging and the factors that influence an individual's ability to eat and drink safely need greater understanding. Some changes might predispose an older person to dysphagic… CONTINUE READING
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