Please suggest some simple measure or medicine to improve swallowing difficulty ?

My mother around 85 plus having Alzheimer’s symptoms and on syndopa,pacitane and calcidipine,telmistran and thyroxine 75 and insulin for recently detected diabetes is having swallowing difficulties.can you suggest some simple measure or medicine to improve this?

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Family Physician

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  1. Hello,
    Welcome to medimetry.
    Thanks for the query.

    I appreciate your concern for your mother.
    Please get an endoscopic examination of the throat and food pipe done to rule out cancer. If the endoscopy is normal,she may have neurological problems,or chest masses pressing on her esophagus giving rise to this problem.
    For now, I would suggest to give her completely mashed semi solid food in small quantities and frequently.

    Hope she gets well soon. 
    Regards.