Mar 11, 2011 · Based on a literature review, this author developed a dysphagia management nursing checklist that incorporates tips for practice and professional experience in addressing dysphagia management challenges. (See Nursing checklist for dysphagia management.) Managing dysphagia in the elderly cuts across many dimensions of care.
Jul 30, 2012 · Dysphagia is a prevalent difficulty among aging adults. Though increasing age facilitates subtle physiologic changes in swallow function, age-related diseases are significant factors in the presence and severity of dysphagia. Among elderly diseases Cited by: 336.
It is a common complaint among older adults, in those individuals who have had a stroke, suffered head trauma, have head or neck cancer, or experience progressive neurological diseases as of multiple sclerosis, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, and Parkinson’s disease. Dysphagia can befall at any age, but it’s more prevalent in older adults.