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Managing Dysphagia (Swallowing Difficulties)

Swallowing  difficulties may occur in people who, have a dementia, stroke, motor neurone disease and other neurological conditions. These swallowing difficulties are known as Dysphagia.

Our top tips to help people with Dysphagia;

  • Good oral hygiene is important as any oral pain can make chewing difficult and uncomfortable
  • Make sure that dentures are correctly fitted
  • Ensure the person is alert and sitting upright before offering food or drink
  • Texture preferences may change, try softer, moist foods for easier chewing and swallowing
  • Gently rubbing the cheek or neck may help to prompt swallowing