Aging and Swallowing

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swallowing pills, pill dysphagia

Trouble Swallowing Pills? What to do for Pill Dysphagia

Difficulty Swallowing Pills? Learn REAL Strategies to Help You Swallow Your Pills Easily! by Karen Sheffler, MS, CCC-SLP, BCS-S of   Introduction to People’s Troubles with Swallowing Pills:   When I work with people who have trouble swallowing pills or fear of swallowing whole pills, I hear a lot of detailed descriptions on how hard it can be, such as: “I have to swallow that horse pill?” “I didn’t take my antibiotic pill this […]

Dysphagia Digest: A blog about the Dysphagia Research Society's 2018 Annual Meeting

DRS Dysphagia Digest 2018 (Part 2)

Truth is Stranger than Fiction – in the Latest Dysphagia Research (Part 2) By guest blogger: Amanda Warren, MS, CCC-SLP Edited by Karen Sheffler, MS, CCC-SLP, BCS-S of Thanks for reading part 1 of our Truth Is Stranger Than Fiction series.  You’ve found part 2 of our 3-part series summarizing swallowing research from the 2018 Dysphagia Research Society’s Annual Conference. We will cover 5 more dysphagia truths here, numbered 6-10. Be sure to come […]

Aging and Swallowing: We all have to do it!

Aging and Swallowing: We All have to do it! By Karen Sheffler, MS, CCC-SLP, BCS-S of A summary of a talk titled: “Managing Dysphagia in Aging Adults,” at the 2014 ASHA Healthcare & Business Institute, Las Vegas, NV by James L. Coyle, PhD, CCC-SLP, BCS-S, ASHA Fellow The field of medical-speech pathology can be tricky, especially when working with aging and swallowing. It differs greatly from traditional rehabilitation practices in our field, per Dr […]