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<ol><li>1. Although some individuals require a mechanically altered diet for just a few weeks, others

have medical problems that require long-term use of such diets. Consider the difference between working with a person who has had a swallowing problem for years and a person who recently had mouth surgery and is just beginning to eat again. </li><li> </li></ol><ul><li> Explain how the needs of these individuals may differ. What nutrition-related problems may develop if a person has been following a restrictive dysphagia diet for several years?</li><li> </li><li>Using Table 17-3 and Box 17-4, create a day's worth of menus for a person who requires long-term use of a pureed dysphagia diet and tolerates only liquids that have a honey-like or spoon-thick consistency.</li></ul><ol><li> </li></ol>

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