Care recipient (cr) often complains of scratchy throat and dry mouth

Try: Drink 8 -10 glasses of water each day take a drink of water after each bite of food keep a bottle of water with the cr add sauces and salsas to foods to moisten the mouth avoid commercial mouthwash consider using an artificial saliva product

Materials: Sauces and salsas artificial saliva product bottled water

Categories: Sage, Topic, Medical Physical

Information: n/a

References: senior nutrition the joy of eating well and aging well by sarah kovatch and gina kemp 2011 available at

Keywords: Dry mouth saliva taste scratchy throat throat

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

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