1. tuffydawn

    tuffydawn Registered User

    Mar 30, 2015
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    #1 tuffydawn, Dec 21, 2015
    Last edited: Dec 21, 2015
    my oh ( with suspected frontal lobe demantia) suddenly started to do a very strange gagging during his dinner last night ( very different sound to any thing i have ever heard) i thought he was going to be sick but after few mins he stopped gagging said he did not feel sick just gagged seemed a bit confused by it all some one told me today this is could be due to his brain has any one got any knowledge or experinence of this
     
  2. CeliaThePoet

    CeliaThePoet Registered User

    Dec 7, 2013
    614
    Buffalo, NY, USA
    Is it like choking, or difficulty swallowing? It can happen that the body's involuntary responses (like swallowing) can be interfered with by damage to specific spots in the brain.
     
  3. tuffydawn

    tuffydawn Registered User

    Mar 30, 2015
    123
    he did not seem to be choking more difficultly swallowing i guess. he did not have food in mouth when gagging i dont think
     
  4. Beate

    Beate Registered User

    May 21, 2014
    11,489
    Female
    London
    You might want to ask your GP for a SALT (speech and language therapy) referral.
     
  5. canary

    canary Registered User

    Feb 25, 2014
    9,331
    Female
    South coast
    When OH was assessed and FTD was first mentioned, one of the things that I was specifically asked was whether he choked when eating (he does). It seems to be something that goes with FTD.
     
  6. pamann

    pamann Registered User

    Oct 28, 2013
    2,635
    Kent
    My hubby eats his food so quickly, its almost like a race to beat everyone else (he is in a CH) before AD he was a very slow eater, he is always clearing his throat, saying l am thirsty. He does still have a very good appetite. ☺
     

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