Editor's Corner The theme for this issue of Perspectives is Dysphagia and Aging. Joe Murray discusses issues of frailty, functional reserve, and sarcopenia as they relate to dysphagia in geriatric patients. Paula Sullivan addresses the need for family involvement in dysphagia care in the elderly and in dementia. John Ashford and ... Editorial
Editorial  |   March 01, 2008
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Swallowing, Dysphagia & Feeding Disorders / Editorial
Editorial   |   March 01, 2008
Editor's Corner
SIG 13 Perspectives on Swallowing and Swallowing Disorders (Dysphagia), March 2008, Vol. 17, 2. doi:10.1044/sasd17.1.2
SIG 13 Perspectives on Swallowing and Swallowing Disorders (Dysphagia), March 2008, Vol. 17, 2. doi:10.1044/sasd17.1.2
The theme for this issue of Perspectives is Dysphagia and Aging. Joe Murray discusses issues of frailty, functional reserve, and sarcopenia as they relate to dysphagia in geriatric patients. Paula Sullivan addresses the need for family involvement in dysphagia care in the elderly and in dementia. John Ashford and Michelle Skelley provide a timely review of issues related to oral care and the elderly. Lynne Brady Wagner provides insights on the legal and ethical issues related to caring for persons at the end of life. Finally, Paula Leslie provides food for thought regarding issues related to decision-making in patients with dysphagia who have amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. I'd like to thank all of our authors for sharing their knowledge and expertise with our readers.
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