Care recipient (cr) drools a lot and this upsets him her and others

Try: Try to avoid giving cr foods with sugar in them since sugary foods increase saliva and since drooling is the result of problems swallowing saliva encourage cr to keep his her lips closed and chin up when not speaking or eating suggest that cr try doing some lip exercises that may help to strengthen the muscles in cr cr’s lips you may be able to find some exercises on the internet or at the library

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Categories: Sage, Topic, Emotional Psychological, Medical Physical, Verbal Communication, So-So Verbal Comm, Poor Verbal Comm

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References: Adapted from www care com caring for seniors with parkinson parkinson’s disease by staff writer no date

Keywords: Drools drooling saliva

*This information is listed as a Tip and is not explicitly medically licensed

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