My mum has PSP for approx 7 years now. no speech and a lot of rigidity. She is getting to the stage where solid food is no longer an option. Trying liquified food, pureed food such as oats, banana shakes etc. adding a little Ensure to supplement the food. Are there any known techniques on how to feed such foods?. Presently we tried by spooning the food close to the cheeks inside the mouth. This seems to work. she can swallow without much gagging and coughing. Takes a bit of time. Doctors are recommending she moves to have a PEG inserted. I'm a bit concerned about the anesthesia that will be required and how she will come out afterwords. Any experiences shared would appreciated.
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