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  • brianna.kaminski@alzbetter.com

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    April 20, 2022 at 5:15 pm

    Hello Murphy,

    If mom is having difficulty swallowing, this is a dangerous issue. A person with dementia takes in only a very limited amount of food and fluids or can no longer swallow safely. It is important to try and maintain eating and drinking, even in very small amounts, for comfort and enjoyment. Speech and language therapists can help and advise about swallowing changes at this time. I suggest having her evaluated.