Dysphagia in Alzheimer’s Disease
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J. Garcia-Verdejo and L. Díaz-Rubia
Patients with Alzheimer's disease may have dysphagia with greater
frequency and severity in advanced stages of the disease. This can lead to
complications such as dehydration, weight loss, malnutrition and aspiration pneumonia.
Therefore, it is necessary to know the problem, identify it and treat it early. We can use
postural modifications, changes in the volume and viscosity of food and ultimately the
placement of a percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy.
Aspiration, Alzheimer’s Disease, Dysphagia, Food, Nutrition,
Service of Internal Medicine, General Hospital, Motril, Spain.