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Posted by Kathy B on May 08, 2000 at 11:09:54:

In Reply to: swallowing posted by Linda on May 05, 2000 at 18:18:30:

: With the progression of alzheimers do some patients lose their ability to swallow? My mother has been losing weight rapidly and she has trouble chewing and swallowing. Please reply if you have information.
: Thanks! Linda

Linda, I'm no expert because I was living away from home, however I do remember my father talking about how he had to feed my mother and grind up her food, or give her soft foods. This was after my dear mother had Alzheimer's for eight years. Be careful that the food isn't too liquified or it can move too fast and go into the lungs. This is something I'd talk with the doctor about. Hope this helps. Kathy

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