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How can I make eating easier if chewing is difficult and tiring?

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  • Cut back on or stop eating foods you have to chew, and eat more soft things.
  • Puree your food in a blender.
  • If thin liquids make you cough, thicken them with a liquid thickener. (Your speech pathologist can recommend one.) You can also use thicker liquids instead of thin ones, like nectars instead of juices and cream soups instead of plain broths.

SOURCES:

National Parkinson Foundation: "Speech & Swallowing."

Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research: "Support and Caregiving."

Parkinson's Disease Foundation: "Managing Your PD."

Johns Hopkins Medicine: "What is Parkinson's Disease?"

Reviewed by Neil Lava on August 04, 2017

SOURCES:

National Parkinson Foundation: "Speech & Swallowing."

Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research: "Support and Caregiving."

Parkinson's Disease Foundation: "Managing Your PD."

Johns Hopkins Medicine: "What is Parkinson's Disease?"

Reviewed by Neil Lava on August 04, 2017

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