I have read about the difficulties when eating food and choking in the later stage of Alzheimder's Not sure into which catagory this falls into
My husband mid/later stages of Alzheimer's is beginning to cough several times a week now when he is eating. It is not actual choking (blocking of windpipe) but as happens to us all occasionaly he eats something which seems to catch in his throat and provokes a coughing reaction. He becomes embarrassed by it and refuses to " "eat anything ever again". He is very fit and other than galantamine and low dose of seroquel he is not on any other medication. Of course a little while later he has forgotten the incidents and eats normally These bouts started a few months ago but are now more frequent and in fact have occurred once a day for the past 3 days.
Is this the choking reaction that is talked about . It seems a little early to be talking about soft foods.??