Sara’s storyThis week’s discussion involves Sara, a 55-year-old married woman, who experienced a stroke approximately four months ago. She experienced

Sara’s storyThis week’s discussion involves Sara, a 55-year-old married woman, who experienced a stroke approximately four months ago. She experienced dysphagia and was placed on a Level 2 Dysphagia Diet which allowed her to maintain an ideal body weight of 155 pounds until one month ago. She has experienced a slow, but steady weight loss for the past 4 weeks. The patient had a speech therapy assessment for swallow and was referred to you for a Level One Dysphagia Diet with thickened fluids. Her husband assists with food preparation and feeding. He notes that it currently takes more time for his wife to eat than in the past and she seems to lose interest before completing a meal. Main Post For this week’s Discussion, read the case scenario for Sara (above), then complete the topics below for communication with Sara’s husband. Write as if you are speaking directly to him. Use basic, non-scientific language appropriate for Sara and her husband. Limit your explanations/responses to a few short paragraphs. Refer to the “Oral communication tools” provided on page 182 of your text for further guidance. What is the Level One Dysphasia Diet? How does it differ from a Level Two Dysphagia Diet?
Describe the factors that would prompt the change in diet.
Explain the reasons regular liquids can be dangerous for patients with dysphagia. Describe methods for thickening liquids for this patient.
Lastly, create the nutrition diagnostic statement for this patient using the PES format. [Refer to Chapter 9, p.148 of your text for a description of documentation using the PES format.] What is the nutrition Problem….?
As related to/caused by (Etiology)….
As evidenced by (Signs/Symptoms) ….
Cite one or more references used in determining your responses. [Be sure to include specific page numbers when citing a book or document, including your text or the DGA document]. Then explain the Cinnamaldehyde (Cinnamon) as a potential therapy for an inflammatory.
Be sure to include:
1. The degree of research supporting its use for the specified condition
2.Preparations
3.Dosage
4.Contraindications
5.Side effects/safety
6.Any other knowledge that might guide use of the plant constituent