Chapter 25. Swallowing Disorders and Medication in the Elderly

  1. Stephen Jackson Professor of Geriatric Medicine2,
  2. Paul Jansen3 and
  3. Arduino Mangoni4
  1. Eddy Dejaeger

Published Online: 2 APR 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9780470017975.ch25

Prescribing for Elderly Patients

Prescribing for Elderly Patients

How to Cite

Dejaeger, E. (2009) Swallowing Disorders and Medication in the Elderly, in Prescribing for Elderly Patients (eds S. Jackson, P. Jansen and A. Mangoni), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470017975.ch25

Editor Information

  1. 2

    Department of Clinical Gerontology, King's College Hospital, London, UK

  2. 3

    Department of Geriatric Medicine, University Medical Centre Utrecht, Utrecht, The Netherlands

  3. 4

    Department of Clinical Pharmacology, Flinders University, Flinders Medical Centre, Adelaide, Australia

Author Information

  1. Department of Geriatrics, University Hospital Leuven, Belgium

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 2 APR 2009
  2. Published Print: 27 MAY 2009

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470024287

Online ISBN: 9780470017975



  • swallowing disorders and medication in elderly;
  • swallowing disorders - common in elderly;
  • normal deglutition;
  • no significant changes in oral preparatory phase;
  • deglutition disorder aetiology;
  • endoscopic evaluation of swallowing (fees);
  • deglutition disorders and medication


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Normal deglutition

  • Changes with Age

  • Aetiology of deglutition disorders

  • Symptoms and signs

  • Diagnosis

  • Therapy

  • Deglutition disorders and medication

  • Key points

  • Links

  • References