Experiences of people with swallowing difficulties


ISBN: 978-0-9573355-0-9
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Difficulty with swallowing can be a mild discomfort; or it can
lead to dehydration, malnutrition and aspirational pneumonia.
At its most serious, it can lead to death.
Its symptoms are not always immediately obvious; in some
cases, dysphagia can even appear to be symptomless.

Swallowing difficulty is associated with a range of conditions
such as Parkinson’s Disease, Motor Neurone Disease, Cerebral
Palsy, Stroke and naso-pharyngeal cancer.

The DVD contains interviews with people who are experiencing
dysphagia, or are recovering from it.
There are also interviews with carers. The DVD charts the wider
aspects of the condition, especially the frequently
under-estimated social implications of swallowing difficulty.

In a supporting illustrated section,
Speech & Language Therapists describe
the normal and abnormal swallow, followed by sections
on the role of the team and ethics in the
assessment and management of dysphagia.

Running time: approx. 65 minutes