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Swallowing Difficulties in the Alzheimer’s Patient

I have a patient that is living at home who has begun to develop swallowing difficulties. This is a common occurrence in patients suffering from Alzheimer’s disease and can be a very upsetting situation for the family and the caregivers. There are a number of causes for swallowing difficulties as well as a number of clinical indicators. The following tip-sheet is provided by AlzOnline, a wonderful online support group. It provides some quick tips that might help families facing this dilemma for the first time. Full article: Swallowing: Indicators and Management