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Swallow Safely: Timely Book for Elders and Caregivers

Posted Jul 14 2010 12:00am

Questions from readers often center on the fact that Mom or Dad has stopped eating or has issues with swallowing. Each case is, of course, individual, so all I can do is suggest that people work more closely with the doctor to find the reason for this disturbing occurrence with their loved one.

Sometimes, people's bodies are shutting down during the death process, therefore that person's body no longer needs food and food will be rejected. Often, however, the problem is about difficulties with swallowing brought on by a specific illness.

I recently received a complimentary copy of a very helpful book that will give me, a non-medical person, a valuable tool to reference when I receive these questions about swallowing.

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