Recent Advances in Geriatric Medicine

Recent Advances in Geriatric Medicine

Volume: 2

An Interdisciplinary Approach to Geriatric Medicine

According to the National Institute of Aging there are more than half a billion people over the age of 65 across the globe. This has led to a need for medical and psychiatric care on a scale ...
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Speech Language Pathology and the Aging Population

Pp. 96-122 (27)

DOI: 10.2174/9781681084510116020010

Author(s): Kate Hood, Jeremy W. Grabbe


In this chapter, we will discuss the scope of practice in Speech Language Pathology (SLPs) specifically with the aging population, implications of the areas of communication, cognition, and swallowing due to abnormal aspects of the aging process, optimal services, and various therapeutic approaches to address those areas of communication, cognition, swallowing.


Aphasia, Cognition, Dementia, Dysphagia, Evaluation, Oropharyngeal structures, Rehabilitation, Therapy approaches, Swallowing.