Classical rehabilitation strategies

Viridiana Arreola, Walmari Pilz, Yoko Inamoto

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The main objective of oropharyngeal dysphagia (OD) treatment is to maintain or enable a safe and efficient oral route ensuring an optimal nutritional status and hydration, avoiding respiratory complications associated with aspiration. At the same time, OD treatment should be focused on maintaining or improving the quality of life as the well-being of the older patient needs to be considered when recommending a rehabilitation program. Therefore, rehabilitation of OD in older people involves a multiprofessional group that works together to better design the type and the best moment for each intervention. This chapter aims to explain the main classical rehabilitation strategies for older patient with dysphagia.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationA Multidisciplinary Approach to Managing Swallowing Dysfunction in Older People
Number of pages9
ISBN (Electronic)9780323916868
ISBN (Print)9780323916875
Publication statusPublished - 01-01-2024

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Agricultural and Biological Sciences
  • General Biochemistry,Genetics and Molecular Biology


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