Care recipient (cr) has trouble swallowing foods

Try: Close mouth before swallowing this helps to create a vacuum which helps the swallowing process avoid foods that have seeds nuts crumbly bits or require lots of chewing like peas cucumber coconut lettuce raw carrot steak nuts etc avoid problem foods or prepare so easier to swallow peeled apple blended carrot combine custard with cake puree soup mince meat

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Categories: Sage, Topic, Medical Physical

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References: tips for swallowing by post polio network of washington inc available at

Keywords: Swallow swallowing mouth food eating nutrition chewing

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

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