In dysphagia management we often think about how our patients can swallow food and liquids the safest and most efficient way and what consistencies are best suited for them. But what about nutritional and hydration needs in people with dysphagia? In this episode we speak to Prof. Rainer Wirth about different nutritional and hydration requirements for elderly people, people with presbyphagia and dysphagia and how we, as clincians, can support our patients in meeting their nutritional and hydration needs.
Helpful literature mentioned or discussed in this episode:
- Roberts et al. (1994). Control of Food Intake in Older Men. https://doi.org/10.1001/jama.1994.03520200057036
- Sporns et al. (2017). Atrophy of Swallowing Muscles Is Associated With Severity of Dysphagia and Age in Patients With Acute Stroke. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jamda.2017.02.002
- Volkert et al. (2022). ESPEN practical guideline: Clinical nutrition and hydration in geriatrics. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.clnu.2022.01.024