My guy is still walking and eating independently, but I have noticed a fast decline in his vision which is making his eating truly challenging. I find him tapping on the plate as he is searching to find the next item on his plate to stab with his fork. I assist him by taking his fork and helping him locate the next bite of food. If you are in a similar PSP stage, you might want to try hand-held meals. It works for my guy. He doesn't feel like he is making a big mess and if we go to a restaurant (which happens about once a week), it is so much easier. This helps him have complete control of his food and he does not have trouble with having to find it on his plate or it dropping off his utensil. I make meals like burgers, quesadillas, pita wraps, sandwiches, tacos, burritos, grilled sandwiches, lettuce wraps, etc. I load them with protein (chicken, beef or fish) and fresh healthy veggies. I add fresh salsa because his ability to taste is almost gone, but for some reason salsa he says he can still taste (maybe it's the heat).
I am just glad my guy is still eating normal food. So far no trouble swallowing. Thank goodness but I know it's coming! Ugh!