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Age and swallowing problems - how speech therapy helps

... Age and swallowing problems- how speech therapy helps speech therapy, swallowing, stroke, aspiration Swallowing difficulties can be associated with ageing, or might be the symptom of another health issue. Speech and language therapist Laura Dawson describes how problems can be identified and addressed ...

How to help your elderly parent avoid malnutrition

... to worry about. But malnutrition can become a problem, and its causes could lie in physical issues such as difficulty in chewing and swallowing, or more emotional and mental issues such as grief and loneliness. If malnutrition is left undiagnosed and untreated it could increase your ...

Autumn outings soothe mum's dementia

... Autumn outings soothe mum's dementia dementia, mobility, wheelchair, swallowing, story This week's storyteller is Hannah Davies. Hannah shares how she's learnt to embrace the changes in her mum's health as her dementia progresses. Autumn has arrived for my seaside town, and whilst ...

How to help your elderly parent avoid anorexia

... go through as they age can also prompt anorexic tendencies. Digestive difficulties such as incontinence or constipation, traumatic experiences with food such as swallowing problems and depression can also be common causes of anorexia. How to spot the symptoms of anorexia in the elderly? Anorexia is ...

Why eating well is important in dementia

... the tendency for care homes to serve softer foods. As dementia progresses people may actually become unable to eat because they can't chew or swallow or even open their mouth. How we can help extend independent living While the advice from the review is focused on care homes ...

What can a pharmacist do for your parent?

... labels to stick on their pill box so your parent can clearly see their pill regiment as well as the dosage instructions. Problems with swallowing swap to liquid Problems swallowing medication can mean that your parent stops taking their prescription altogether. To avoid this make sure they talk ...

How dad's humour eased his death

... God would heal dad. An equally fervent eccentric, she would express this by holding platefuls of wonderful smelling food (which he couldn't swallow) under his nose and urging him to eat. At times I felt angry with her, at others I wanted to weep ...

The 10 biggest myths about NHS Continuing Healthcare funding

... for NHS Continuing Healthcare funding. 6. "To receive NHS Continuing Healthcare funding you have to be on a ventilator or unable to swallow." False This is completely wrong and yet people are often told this. See myth no. 2. 7. " ...

Am I too old for braces?

... do let us know in the comments below. If you found this article useful you may enjoy: How speech therapy can help with swallowing problemsHow to help your parent avoid malnutritionWhat a pharmacist can do for the less mobile If you'd like to see more, new articles ...