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DianeWoffCreditCraigWorshamDysphagia is a swallowing impairment that can occur after someone has a stroke or any type of brain injury. Dysphagia is also a concern with Parkinson’s disease, multiple sclerosis (MS), oral cancer, and many other injuries and diseases. However, according to the National Institutes of Health (NIH), dysphagia is also a growing concern in Alzheimer’s Disease (AD). The NIH says that dysphagia “frequently leads to aspiration pneumonia, a common cause of death in this population, particularly in the later stage of AD.”

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Thanks for your comment, Kath.

I'm sorry that your husband is struggling this way. Preparing decent food that he can eat will be a challenge. I have to agree about the gazpacho, though. That would appeal to many of us!

Download the free recipes on Diane's site and experiment. I hope that you find more that are just as appealing.

Warm wishes,
Carol

This is a timely post! My husband has MS and is now having occasional swallowing issues. The choaking is frightening as well as dangerous. The pureed gazpacho, which sounds delicious, will hit the spot! Thank you.

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