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“Smaller Bites to Swallow Right” is an initiative by Alexandra Hospital’s Speech Therapists to help individuals with dysphagia continue to enjoy good old hawker fare.
Dysphagia, the medical term for swallowing difficulty, affects mostly seniors, and can arise from neurological causes (such as Parkinson’s disease and stroke), head and neck cancers and old age. An estimated 15% of the elderly population in Singapore suffer from dysphagia.
Alexandra Health Speech Therapists shortlist and train willing hawkers to prepare their food with confidence (such as chop, cut, mince and blend), at no extra charge, so that their customers who are mostly seniors can get to enjoy local hawker fare safely.
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