Swallowing disorders in the elderly.

@article{Schindler2002SwallowingDI,
  title={Swallowing disorders in the elderly.},
  author={Joshua S Schindler and James H Kelly},
  journal={The Laryngoscope},
  year={2002},
  volume={112 4},
  pages={589-602}
}
Changes that occur as a natural part of senescence in the complex action of deglutition predispose us to dysphagia and aspiration. As the "baby-boomers" begin to age, the onset of swallowing difficulties will begin to manifest in a greater number of our population. Recent advances in the evaluation of normal and abnormal swallowing make possible more precise anatomical and physiological diagnoses. Coupled with an understanding of swallowing physiology, such detailed evaluation allows greater… CONTINUE READING

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