[Case Study] Dysphagia in elderly persons : Successful therapy with a suitable diet
Victims of brain damage often suffer from dysphagia (swallowing disorders), which undermines the safety and comfort of patients who can longer eat or drink normally. Find out how physiotherapist Victoria Mariscal Diaz has successfully rehabilitated her dysphagic patient by choosing the right exercises and adapting diet and drinks.
Download this case study and discover how Mr. Druet, who suffered from a subdural hematoma, successfully went through rehabilitation and managed to change from a 100% enteral feeding back in 2016 to a nearly normal diet.
“When Mr Druet first came to me, he often had problems with food going down the wrong way. After a course of therapy and a modified texture diet, eating and drinking is not such an issue for him any longer.”
Victoria Mariscal Diaz – Kinésithérapeute
Physiotherapist Victoria Mariscal Diaz put a rehabilitation program in place, based on swallowing exercises and the adjustment of diet and textures, aiming at restauring the patient’s safety and quality of life.
Treat dysphagia with a suitable diet
Physiotherapist Victoria Mariscal Diaz put a rehabilitation program in place, based on swallowing exercises and the adjustment of diet and textures, aiming at restauring the patient’s safety and quality of life. Thanks to this treatment, the patient gradually managed to have a 100% oral feed diet, a pleasure shared with his wife as she explains in the case study.
Mr. Druet suffered from a stroke which led to swallowing disorders and never imagined get his quality of life back, which is a challenged the physiotherapist successfully took up. Thanks to swallowing exercises and the use of thickeners and gellied waters to adapt her patient’s diet, the physiotherapist managed to give him a nearly normal feeding, as well as a comfortable life for both the patient and his wife.
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