Strategies needed to manage swallowing problems

| 31 Oct 2016

It has been revealed that 67 per cent of aged care residents suffer from dysphagia, or swallowing problems, with coordinated efforts needed to avoid the potentially life-threatening consequences. Evaluating meal portions, feeding methods, and the foods within a diet plan are effective strategies providers can utilise to reduce the symptoms associated with dysphagia.

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Tags: aged care, ageing population, Alzheimer's disease, dementia, dysphagia, eating, food, health, meals, nutrition, residential aged care, swallowing, wellbeing, workforce development

Sophia Bolden

Communications Manager

Sophia Bolden is the Communications Manager at Telstra Health - ADCC (formerly iCareHealth). With a background in the disability and aged care sector, she brings an understanding and passion for aged care. Sophia recognises the importance of social media and online communication in relating technology and aged care news in the most effective way possible.

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