Swallowing Disorders

  • J. E. Bernouw-van Tol
  • S. M. WielaertEmail author


Eating and drinking are among the first human needs of life. Swallowing and eating disorders can cause nutritional problems or pneumonia. Eating and drinking also play a large role in social life. Sitting down for a meal or having a cup of coffee or tea are important moments in our daily life when we relax and socialize, increasing our quality of life. This chapter is dedicated to swallowing disorders caused by stroke. First the normal swallowing process is explained after which characteristics of swallowing disorders are discussed and the role of nurses and speech and language therapists in the management of swallowing disorders.


Swallowing Causes Treatment In case of emergency 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Ikazia ziekenhuis Rotterdam, Department of NeurologyRotterdamThe Netherlands
  2. 2.Rijndam Rehabilitation, Aphasia TeamRotterdamThe Netherlands

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