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Aberrant eating behavior among 14 elderly, non-demented and 10 demented patients with Parkinson's disease was studied by means of video-recordings. The findings revealed problems in handling food on the plate, transporting food into the mouth, manipulating food in the mouth, and swallowing. Interpretations were performed based on impairments of autonomic(More)
A theoretical model for the assessment of the interaction between the patient with Parkinson's disease and his caregiver during assisted feeding is suggested. It is based on literature about impairments in Parkinson's disease and about interaction. The main concepts of the model are clarity of cues, sensitivity, interpretation, responsiveness and synchrony.(More)
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