Table Of Contents

1.      Why We Wrote This Book ………………………………… 3

2.      How Swallowing Works ………………………………….. 15

3.      When Swallowing Doesn’t Work ……………………… 29

4.      What To Do About Choking ……………………………. 47

5.      Aspiration and Pneumonia ……………………………… 65

6.      Medication: A Double-Edged Sword …………………… 77

7.      Getting Help …………………………………………….. 97

8.      Treating Swallowing Problems ……………………….. 115

9.      Mindful Swallow, Safe Swallow ………………………. 143

 

Appendices

A. Letter For Your Doctor ……………………………………. 149

B. Suggestions For Safe Swallowing ………………………… 155

C. Anticholinergic Drugs By Category ……………………… 161

 

References …………………………………………………………….. 165

Additional Readings ……………………………………………….. 191

Resources ……………………………………………………………… 193

Index

 

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