Oral Exercise Training Videos for Elders in Hong Kong
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AbstractSarcopenia is commonly found in elderly population. At about 50 years of age, there is an increasing loss of total muscle area, which is also found in oral musculatures. There was a statistically significant reduction in tongue pressure and motor functions of lips in older adults. Such tongue weakness is a major contributor to dysphagia. It was reported that there were about 44% of normal aging subjects experienced swallowing problems. Among them, 64% of them experienced swallowing difficulties affecting all phases of the swallowing. As oral muscles are integral to the function of speech, it is not surprising that patients with dysarthria have impaired oral muscles that might also affect their speech clarity. Oral muscle weakness is preventable and reversible. By learning or re-learning a sequence of movements, one can increase the muscle strength, coordination and muscle tone. In order to promote the oral muscles exercises among the elderly, a training software will be developed. This study is to investigate how the software to be developed so that the elderly can follow training videos of the software so as to ascertain the appropriateness of the videos in self-learning situation for the elderly.

The present presentation is supported by Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship Development Fund with project account number: KPF18HLF27
All Author(s) ListWilson S. Yu, Rita W. M. Wong, Kathy Y. S. Lee, Michael C. F. Tong
Name of Conference7th World Chinese Otorhinolaryngology, Head & Neck Surgery Conference
Start Date of Conference01/11/2019
End Date of Conference03/11/2019
Place of ConferenceMacau
Country/Region of ConferenceMacau
Proceedings Title7th World Chinese Otorhinolaryngology, Head & Neck Surgery Conference
Year2019
Month11
Day2
LanguagesEnglish-United States
Keywordsspeech therapy, oral exercise

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