Eating Changes in Mild-Stage Alzheimer's Disease: A Pilot Study

@article{Priefer1997EatingCI,
  title={Eating Changes in Mild-Stage Alzheimer's Disease: A Pilot Study},
  author={Beverly Ann Priefer and JoAnne Robbins},
  journal={Dysphagia},
  year={1997},
  volume={12},
  pages={212-221}
}
Eating impairment is well documented in the late stage of Alzheimer's disease (AD) but when these eating changes actually begin in the disease process is not known. Eating was defined as consisting of two components, self-feeding and swallowing. Self-feeding and swallowing of healthy elderly were compared with a group of individuals with mild AD. AD subjects received significantly more partner-initiated cues or direct assistance than controls. In addition, subject-initiated cued behaviors… CONTINUE READING

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