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30 November 2020

Did you know – there is currently a lot of discussion about how room temperature affects thickened drink flow rates – specifically pre-thickened ONS? Temperature affects the way thickener works. As a result, drinks thin out as they warm up, putting the drinker at risk of aspiration and readmission. This is something we have always known and compensated for

15 October 2020

Over the past few weeks, I’ve seen some incredible advances in the standard and quality of texture modified foods. They are all inspiring. Here in the UK, I’ve been sharing what I have seen with Speech Therapist, Dieticians and others working in Care facilities. During discussions two issues kept coming

17 September 2020

Now, for the first time, dysphagia patients needing nutritional support and prescribed drinks at IDDSI Levels 1, 2, 3 or 4 can maintain their calorie and nutrition intake safely with our unique range of pre-thickened powdered oral nutritional supplements. Our Slõ Milkshakes+ are now available at IDDSI Levels 1 &

25 August 2020

The moment has come to take a medical pill. You are suddenly filled with fear and dread. What if you choke on the tablet or can’t get it down?   This is how many people think – but there is no need for them to panic. Difficulty swallowing pills affects one

14 July 2020

People with swallowing difficulties – dysphagia;  frequently require laxatives.   Powdered laxatives are available. However, they must be mixed 125mls water. That doesn’t seem much to drink but those with dysphagia do not drink much. 125mls is a large proportion of their daily intake.  They are difficult to impossible to thicken

18 June 2020

2005 Slõ Drinks started because of a chance conversation our Founder, Mathew had with a Speech and Language Therapist on a Monday afternoon in a Manchester hospital. Walking out of a puree tasting he asked her, “Is there anything else your dysphagia patients would like?” She replied, “A pleasant thickened

18 June 2020

To reduce the risks of those with dysphagia developing aspiration pneumonia; becoming dehydrated and readmitted to hospital, it is essential to change the consistency of all their drinks to slow them down to a manageable speed and make them safer to swallow. Here at the Slõ Drinks Company these essential

19 June 2020

In response to requests from Clinicians wanting their dysphagia patients with a slight swallowing difficulty to have drinks at IDDSI Level 1, slightly thick – all Slõ Drinks can now be made at this level. Of them all, the most useful will be the Slõ Milkshakes+ as it is the

21 May 2020

Due to Covid-19, infection control is now at the forefront of everyone’s minds. Back in 2017 Infection Control was a key target for the NHS and so we were the 1st company to apply an anti-bacterial barrier coating to our Slõ Milkshakes+ packaging. Healthcare-associated infections (HCAIs) can develop either as

14 May 2020

To make it easier for everyone to make Slõ Thickened Drink, all our instructions are now simpler but better.