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People with Dementia often “lose their swallow.”  This is not often known yet it causes aspiration pneumonia (things going down the wrong way) and is often the reason doctors give a  “Nil By Mouth” order.  There are however things you can do. Here Colleen Kerr talks about her wish for a Masterfood Challenge where the…

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Oxygen, Breathlessness and Shortness of Breath Patients who are in bed for long periods of time are prone to pneumonia and therefore shortness of breath They may become restless, agitated or confused  if there is a  lack of oxygen in their blood. This video shows step by step instructions to using oxygen masks, nasal prongs...

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Things You Never Knew About Palliative Care Palliative care is NOT just something you get "at the end" when all else has failed. The word "Palliative" means to lessen. So palliative care is care aimed at lessening  or palliating suffering and symptoms. Palliative care can help with symptoms and suffering as soon as you get...

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