Chapter 3: Symptoms and health concerns
Difficulty swallowing – What is it and what may cause it
Someone with a degenerative brain disease often develops trouble swallowing as their disease progresses. Their disease affects their ability to swallow in different ways, depending on which parts of the brain are affected and how quickly the disease progresses. For more information on this, see the article, Swallowing problems in degenerative brain diseases.
Be sure to track any difficulty with swallowing in the
tracking journal. This will help to relay information to the healthcare provider.
Click here to see the questions a healthcare provider may ask to understand more. You can use these to guide for the tracking journal.