A patient with Parkinsons disease is undergoing a swallowing assessment because she has recently developed adventitious lung sounds. The patients nutritional needs should be met by what method?

Answer Explanation: A semisolid diet with thick liquids is easier for a patient with swallowing difficulties to consume than is a solid diet. Low- residue foods and fluid restriction are unnecessary and counterproductive to the patients nutritional status. The patients status does not warrant TPN.

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