Recent Advances in Geriatric Medicine

Volume: 2

Speech Language Pathology and the Aging Population

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

Pp: 96-122 (27)

DOI: 10.2174/9781681084510116020010

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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.

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

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