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Dysphagia - Part IX

Tips for safely managing dysphagia at home

Use good posture

It is critical for dysphagia patients to sit completely upright when eating and drinking. This helps food and drink go down most successfully. If your older adult is in a hospital bed, wheelchair, or spends time in a recliner, you may need to adjust their backrest or help them hold their head and upper torso upright when eating and drinking.

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