Problem eating and swallowing?
My husband has early Alzheimer's. He seems to have developed a strange symptom--After he has one or two forksful of food--any kind (except liquids.i.e. soup) he begins to choke and spit up LOADS of mucous,(sorry I don't know how else to explain it). This goes on for sometimes 2-3 hours. Where could all this mucous come from? And what causes this strange thing? He absolutely refuses to see a doctor. He seems able to digest soft boiled eggs and toast in the a.m. and soup for lunch; also ice cream, cookies (?). I am at my wits end as he is not getting nourishing food. I thought, and perhaps someone can confirm, that his brain is not synchronized with swallowing the food and this could be the cause. I sure would appreciate any input from members in the health profession. It does not "appear" to be GERD, from what I have read about that. Thanks for any help. Annieil