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Swallowing, eating and nutrition

10) Summary

By the end of this topic you should:

  • Know more about common swallowing problems and how they are assessed.
  • Know about how to modify the texture of food and drinks.
  • Know alternatives to feeding by mouth e.g PEG or NG tube.
  • Know about equipment to help eating one handed.
  • Know how to encourage the person to eat after stroke.
  • Know more about special diets.
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