For many people, growing older can be accompanied by the slow deterioration of your ability to swallow. Whether from disease, dementia or some sudden trauma, losing the ability to swallow foods and liquids can threaten your health and even your life. More than 6 million seniors are thought to suffer from what is known as dysphagia, and usually it’s a speech pathologist who can diagnose and address this condition. Over at Daily Caring, you can find valuable tips for lessening the burden of dysphagia and keeping your airways clear. Check out their advice Here. And for specific recommendations for the best way to help seniors swallow pills, take a look at these new research results Here. Finally, for patients with Parkinson’s disease, the cause of death can often arise from difficulties swallowing. In a new study, an Iowa researcher has come up with a singing routine that can protect and maintain the ability of such patients to swallow and speak. Read and watch more about this valuable research endeavor Here.