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Cherry Village therapist helps residents with swallowing disorders

Brianna Saryerwinnie, speech/language pathologist (SLP) at Cherry Village, offers advice to Luella Miller, a resident of the facility. Miller is seeking the SLP’s care and treatment for a swallowing disorder.

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                 When Brianna Saryerwinnie is treating a Cherry Village Benevolence resident who has a swallowing disorder, she focuses on safety, nutrition and overall quality of life.

            Saryerwinnie is the speech/language pathologist (SLP) at the non-profit Cherry Village, a long- and short-term-care facility at 1401 Cherry Lane. She wanted to share information now about swallowing problems because May is Stroke Awareness Month.

            “Stroke is one of the more common causes of swallowing disorders,” Saryerwinnie said. “Others include traumatic brain injury, dementia and overall weakness.

            “In a large majority of cases, we can at least alleviate the problem and oftentimes we can ...

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