My Mom now needs Thick-IT in her drinks. I tried several times to make sure but, she does chok without it so we use 1 T in each drink. She seems to sometimes forget she has food in her mouth for a long time and will start to choke/cough. Its only happened a few times but is this the next step on the disease? I am moving onto soft foods now, what next. so sad. Anyone been thru this? WE still have great laughs even thou she hardly knows or can see who I am. Her walking is unsteady now and cant walk alone, we hold her hands. This is farily new also. Is it lack of walking enough or just the disease build up in her brain? Any ideas, thanks.