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... sease, and it has been a long and very hard road. We walked through each step of progression together, but by far the most agonizing was the loss of his ability to swallow. He almost choked to death several times and finally we had to suction out food every time he ate or drank anything. ... (11 replies)
... then...we placed him on pureed foods, he done really well for almost a year until this past week or so as he has forgotten how to swallow at all and even pudding seems to be hard for him. ... (11 replies)
...'re correct in knowing this is another sad part of Alzheimer's. We have to remind Mom to swallow also...the body's natural response of swallowing is just gone. I remember taking Mom to the Dr. ... (11 replies)

... My FIL has been doing something strange for the past several weeks and I am wondering if it has something to do with the swallow reflex. Although, the nursing home staff report that he eats well, he seems to hold food in his mouth for several minutes. ... (11 replies)
... I'd like to hear from others that have loved ones with AD and fears of aspiration pneumonia. Fears meaning...I don't have a clue what to expect... how long? ... (11 replies)
... He has AD and has declined, recently diag. with "aspiration, unable to swallow"... ... (4 replies)
... Martha, many of your words and experiences have helped me immeasurably over the last year so I am glad I can say something now to help you. ... (11 replies)
... ear Marsha, thank you for sharing this important experience. My family and I are on the threshhold of making that decision ... your experience reinforces my wish to just stop feeding and let it happen ... I know it must have been miserably hard. ... (11 replies)
... A caregiver tried to explain this to me in her words, but I just didnt get it until I read it, the way you have it posted....its easy to fully understand. Thank you so much for posting this! ... (11 replies)
... When the body has had enough, we need to listen to it and stop acting on its behalf. ... (11 replies)
... tive word. We are eating the same meat and you can cut it with a fork. I can't figure this out. He has no problem with salad, potatoes or vegetables but seems to prefer softer food. Is this the beginning of another problem? ... (11 replies)
... I am sorry to hear of your father's condition. ... (11 replies)
... l disease and one that many just do not understand. As I said before, as humans, we need hope. We need hope that our loved ones will get better. We truly want to believe that. Sadly, this is one disease that doesn't get better. It has minor ups and downs but it only gets worse. ... (4 replies)
... For five days my husband was unable to swallow after his stroke, but in the hospital he was on IV fluids. When we transferred him to hospice, there were no more IVs, but he regained the ability to swallow, at least small amounts of liquids. ... (5 replies)
Other shoe
Jul 28, 2013
... carbonated beverages, and he never drinks water unless Perrier or something. I am trying ice chips and that seems to help. He only seems to be in pain during bathing or turning. That's why I had to stop my DIL's vigorous PT. ... (14 replies)
Other shoe
Jul 18, 2013
... I said in another post that with vascular dementia you just wait for the other shoe to drop. Well, yesterday it did, in the form of a major stroke. ... (14 replies)
... Doctor saw mom yesterday and put her on a low dose morphine. She is experiencing apnea and is back on oxygen. No more food or drink by mouth as she is unable to swallow. I am praying for peace and comfort for her. I hope I can get through this as bad as it hurts. Thank you all for the thoughts and prayers. ... (10 replies)
Mom won't eat?
Nov 22, 2012
... Dorri, I just went through this with my Mom. The hospitalization your Mom went through is confusing to her. You took her out of her normal routine and familiar territory to a place that is confusing to even us. ... (15 replies)
Feeding tube???
May 5, 2012
... s of water, thickened liquids, or Ensure then they will use that. They do use the swabs. Comfort care includes all of this. I remember my sister using a straw to put droplets of thickened liquids into Dad's mouth. ... (70 replies)
Feeding tube???
May 5, 2012
... Dear Nina, If it's any consolation, I do know that at the end hospice does do things like hand feeding and sips of water. If the person is unable to swallow they swab the mouth with a small sponge on a stick (I think it is called a "toothette" or something like that) to keep the patient from getting too dry. It's so hard to be the daughter-in-law in all of this--you... (70 replies)

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