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Some Pills Actually too Hard to Swallow

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For most, swallowing a pill may appear as a simple and mindless task however, for about 68% of nursing home residents afflicted by dysphagia, it is not. Dysphagia is used to refer to those who suffer from difficulty swallowing, pills included. This difficulty associated with swallowing pills in the elderly, may range from problems associated with the nerves, muscles, or even just a mental aversion to swallowing pills. We are taught early on that we must chew our foods before swallowing in order to keep from choking so naturally, our[…]

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