Orofacial Myofunctional Disorders, Elderly Population, Speech, Swallowing
Orofacial myofunctional deficits in elderly individuals impact nutrition, swallowing, speech, quality of life, and other aesthetic functions. This paper explores briefly the common orofacial myofunctional disorders (OMD) due to various etiologies. Ideally, the available evidence suggests that an interdisciplinary team should be able to diagnose and document effectively the OMD and provide evidence-based services to the clientele.
Ray, J. (2006). Orofacial myofunctional deficits in elderly individuals, International Journal of Orofacial Myology, 32 (1), 22-31.