My mother has had dementia for about 8 years. I think she got it from having sepsis. It's been a long 8 years. My question is around swallowing. Earlier in the year, she got aspirational pneumonia but recovered quickly. She now is in the ER because she can't swallow at all and has a lot of mucus in her mouth. She was even given the motion sickness patch which causes dry mouth but that didn't help.
What do you do if someone can't swallow? Does swallowing go away all at once or does it come and go?