My wife is 79 and was dx with Alz about
5 years ago at University of Cal Hospital in Sacramento. She was on aricept and namenda. She has been loosing weight, has lots of congestion, not eating well and spitting up a lot. She has gagged a few times. She has had a throat swallow and chest xrays which showed nothing abnormal. Family MD sent her to allergist and the tests did not sho any allergy issues. However when he was examing her throat the other day he touched the back of the throat with the wooden thing and she did not gag. We see her MD in the AM. I suspect she will go to a liquid diet.
Her memory is very poor but does know the family. She acts lethargic and looks off into space for much of the time. I fear dhr is going into the late stages of this horrible desease.
What kind of experiences on this have other members of this forum had and any suggetsions.