The elderly suffer from a wide variety of diseases that may impact their ability to complete activities effectively. Diseases such as strokes, dementia, Parkinson’s disease, head injuries, etc. often cause problems with communication, behavior, organization, the ability to solve problems easily, and their ability to safely eat meals/swallow medication.
These are all areas that may benefit from speech therapy services. There are a number of consequences to ignoring speech, communication problems, and or swallowing problems.