Blog

8 December 2018

Internationally, the IDDSI has been formally adopted by the RCSLT and the BDA. Implementing it is going to be a huge task and so we are now preparing to do all we can to support a smooth transition. As a start our website shop now includes the new numbering system

4 December 2018

This is an article we recently read about how to improve compliance from dysphagia patients. We wanted to share it with you because it contains useful ideas and because it matches our own philosophy…make drinks enjoyable again, despite containing thickener. You can read the full article here: How to improve

9 November 2018

Carers and patients in America have been asking for easier ways to find and buy Slõ Milkshakes+, consequently they are now available from Amazon.com. We are hoping this will allow us to help more people who have been struggling to thicken ordinary supplements with starch and gum thickeners. Slõ Milkshakes+

31 August 2018

Making a thickened drink to right consistency, that flows slowly enough for a person to drink without choking is difficult. Gaining agreement what that consistency is what it should look like has always been as difficult. Consequently, here in the UK the International Dysphagia Diet Standardisation Initiative flow terms have been

31 July 2018

A Clinician here in the UK recently asked us, “Can you create a nutritional supplement that matches the International Dysphagia Diet Standardisation Initiative 1, Slightly Thick flow rate?” It came up because since introducing these terms here, Speech Therapists think this new consistency is needed. It should help those currently

21 June 2018

Pre-thickened Oral Nutritional Supplements created to IDDSI standards are very useful for those with dysphagia. However, Nutrica’s Nutilis and Fresenius Kabi’s Fresubin Thickened supplements don’t feature the IDDSI flow terms on pack and until yesterday neither did our Slõ Milkshakes+. This is causing a problem for those that want to

23 May 2018

As the IDDSI is launching this year here in the UK and all our Slõ Drinks match the IDDSI flow rates, we are changing our packaging include its descriptors. By adding them to the original terms we hope to accommodate those that want to continue to use the existing terms and

25 April 2018

Sarah Bouchard, a Speech and Language Pathologist and Founder of Collaborative for Adaptive Lifestyle Maintenance (Calm, LLC.), put a post on LinkedIn about Drug Induced dysphagia written by Karen Sheffler at Swallow Study. I realise explaining how I found the article seems lengthy and unnecessary. I’ll explain why I did

12 April 2018

As we speak to more Health Care Professionals about the new International Dysphagia Diet Standardisation Initiative terms and the possibility of adopting them, we are concerned there is going to be confusion and drinkers will be put at risk. The issue is the original consistency terms: Stage 1, 2 and

27 March 2018

A Dietitian recently told us about Bolero sugar free drinks, and after trying them, we believe those living with swallowing difficulties (dysphagia) will find them extremely helpful and enjoyable to drink. Bolero is a powdered drink which is supplied in sachets. To make them, you simply mix the sachet contents