Presbyphagia Markers in the Community-Dwelling Elderly Population
As we age, our swallowing changes. These changes, as a whole, are termed presbyphagia, and are part of the normal aging process; they do not represent a disorder of any kind. However, they may effect the safety and efficiency of the older-adult swallow. In this study, we selected the most frequently cited markers of presbyphagia in the literature, and determined their prevalence and severity in a continuously recruited sample of community-dwelling adults over the age of 60.
Malandraki, Purdue University.
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