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A 56-year-old female asked:

What does a swallowing assessment determine for an elderly person?

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Dr. Shariq Refai
Psychiatry 14 years experience
Form and function: To assess the proper functioning of your swallowing. If you arent swallowing appropriately then you are more prone to get aspiration pneumonia which can be difficult to treat.

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Last updated Aug 11, 2013

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