Background - Dad isn't doing good at all - he keeps sleeping ALL THE TIME, screams when made to sit on his wheel chair complaining of pain everywhere, no medicines for his high BP control, being fed orally and can manage mashed food intake in small quantities, frequent bowel movement.
Apologize for my ignorance, but i have to ask this and here. How does aspiration pneumonia manifest? Is it easy to recognize? Dad coughs when thin liquids are fed and many times while eating his mashed food. These days he coughs even while not eating. No temperature and other symptoms i see, but he has crossed the stage where he can report differences. His chest is clear based on the nurse's check, what more should i look for? General doctors that can visit home hardly know about PSP, so medical check in the place I live in, has to be done by the specialists in hospitals only. We cannot do more hospital visits unless for emergencies.
Another question - I hear frequently here about unexplained death in sleep of PSP sufferers. I understand about reasons like cardiac arrest and no-food conditions. What other causes are possible?