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Swallowing, eating and drinking

A person with MND and their carer eating


“You may never have swallowing difficulties, but no two people with MND are the same. It’s so difficult to predict the symptoms.” Nina Squires, speech and language therapist

If MND affects your swallow, you may find it harder to eat and drink. If movement and mobility are affected, mealtimes can take longer. As a result, you are likely to lose weight, which can impact on your wellbeing. Swallowing difficulties can also affect how you feel in company, as social occasions often involve food and drink. Select from the following for information and support.

Our guide - Eating and drinking with motor neurone disease
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