An Introduction to Dysphagia in Older Adults

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Lecture Overview

Dysphagia is the medical term for swallowing difficulties. Although dysphagia is not part of the normal ageing process, it's common in older adults due to a variety of physiological factors. In this lecture, clinical pharmacist Gauri Godbole provides an overview of this condition and introduces the International Dysphagia Diet Standardisation Initiative (IDDSI) Framework.


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Gauri Godbole is a specialist clinical pharmacist in aged and palliative care at Gosford Hospital, NSW, leveraging her extensive experience in community pharmacy, hospital pharmacy, and academia to provide comprehensive care in her current role. She has achieved notable milestones, such as being a qualified dementia practitioner, conducting impactful research, publishing extensively, and presenting regularly at national and international forums. Gauri's remarkable contributions to pharmacy practice were acknowledged through her receipt of the prestigious Society of Hospital Pharmacists of Australia (SHPA), NSW State Achievement Award in 2022.
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First Published06 February 2023
Updated06 February 2023
06 February 2025
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