The Elderly Adult: Impact of Aging on the Body provides information on expected changes with aging. All systems in the body including the respiratory system, sensory system, gastrointestinal system, endocrine system and muscular system affect the swallow. Aging impacts each system creating more challenges for the elderly with mastication, swallow, digestion and nutrition/hydration.
These changes require modifications and compensatory strategies to be implemented. Knowing what is a temporary versus a permanent change can help us problem solve appropriate modifications and strategies at mealtime.
|Contact Hours: 2||
Video Course Format: Video
|Instructional Level: Intermediate|