Texture-Modified Diet for Improving the Management of Oropharyngeal Dysphagia in Nursing Home Residents: An Expert Review

Speakers:
M Ballesteros

Summary

Oropharyngeal Dysphagia (OD) is highly prevalent in institutionalised older adults with estimated rates of 55%. Recently an expert review about "Texture-Modified Diet for Improving the Management of Oropharyngeal Dysphagia in Nursing Home Residents" has been published. The aim of this lecture is to present an expert-reviewed report on evidence-based optimal practice and positions on the nutritional management of OD where this evidence is available, and a collective opinion on better practices to manage OD in NH residents where empirical evidence is absent. This paper has a specific focus on the role of texture modified diets (TMDs), and on unmet needs that should be addressed in several areas of care and research concerning OD.

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