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.
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- Changes in normal swallow with age
- Physiological Changes in
- body composition
- Sarcopenia and frailty
- Anorexia of aging
- Mobility and falls
- immune system
- hand grip strength and relationship to dysphagia
- CNS and Cells
- Endocrine system
- GI tract
- Liver and Kidneys
- Impact of aging on
- Olfactory system
- dentition and potential choking
- anticipatory phase
- mouth care
Course Goals & Objectives:
This course is intended to instruct the professional on determining appropriate compensatory strategies and modifications that would be beneficial for improved nutrition and hydration.
- Identify how body systems are impaired with aging
- List three changes in the swallow that occur with normal aging
- Identify the impact of aging on mastication and dentition
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Contact Hours: 2 contact hours in length (check your state’s approval status in the state specific course catalog for your profession).
Target Audience: Occupational Therapist, Occupational Therapist Assistant and Speech Language Pathologist
Instructional Level: Intermediate
Criteria for Completion: Criteria for Completion: A score of 70% or more is considered passing. Scores of less than 70% indicate a failure to understand the material and the test will need to be taken again until a passing score has been achieved
This course is offered for 0.20 ASHA CEUs (Intermediate level, Professional area).
Financial – Denise Dougherty is employed by private practice and receives a salary. She receives payment from HomeCEU for the presentation of this course.
Nonfinancial - no relevant nonfinancial relationship exists.
Content Disclosure: This course does not focus solely on any specific product or service
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