Special Issue "Dysphagia in Older and Frail Adults"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 July 2018) | Viewed by 56654
2. Department of Sports Science, University of Greenwich, London, SE9 2UG, UK
Interests: dysphagia; frailty; care homes; stroke; swallowing rehabilitation
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Special Issue in Geriatrics: The Psycho-Social Impact of Dysphagia
Dysphagia is becoming an epidemic that will put a pressure on health and social care. The very old and frail cohort of the wider population are increasing in number and presently make up 12–15% of the adult population. Frailty and associated sarcopenia, along with dysphagia, are geriatric giants. There is increasing awareness of the contribution of frailty and sarcopenia to dysphagia.
This Special Issue will focus on the importance of dysphagia in frail older people. Papers in all areas pertaining to dysphagia including studies/ reviews in the areas of basic science, epidemiology, etiology and consequences (nutrition, function, sociological) of dysphagia in those living at home, or with dementia, long term conditions and care home residents, and the rehabilitation or prevention of dysphagia clinical studies, pharmacological and non-pharmacological interventions, as well as cognitive and psycho-social elements.
High quality original research and review articles in any of these areas will be considered. We are particularly keen on highlighting the novel and innovative approaches in the assessment, prevention, management, and rehabilitation of older people with dysphagia.
Dr. David G. Smithard
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