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22 January 2016

As you know, starch and gum thickeners don’t mix well with powdered or liquid supplements. The fats in them stop the thickeners working so the drinker constantly worries if they are going to choke or not. As a result, many buy expensive pre-thickened supplements. Slõ Milkshakes+ are the alternative. They are the1st

13 January 2016

Back in October, Slõ Milkshakes+ were listed with NHS Supplies. It is the UK’s National Health Service owned supply chain. This means every ward, in every UK hospital can order them. Since then, they are being used on the Stroke and rehabilitation wards of four National Health Service hospitals across the UK. That

12 January 2016

Last year we discovered the DysphagiaCafe.com  It’s a website for clinicians to exchange ideas and knowledge about dysphagia. We like it because it discusses serious dysphagia related topics in an informal manner. From thickened drinks and pureed food, latest ideas and clinicians experience. It covers it all. As you may not of heard

5 January 2016

Thick-it or Simply Thick…we will send you our Slõ Drinks sachets to try. Scooping thickener into every drink takes lots of time and you can never be sure you’ve added the right amount until it’s too late. We call it “scoop and hope!” There are pre-thickened drinks – but there’s a

21 December 2015

We’ve found one of the most useful sites for those caring for people with Alzheimer’s. It features information about Alzheimer’s, dysphagia and suggestions on thickened fluids which our Slõ Drinks can help with, but we like it because it provides lots of practical advice on how to maintain hydration and

18 December 2015

We recently heard about an elderly patient with dysphagia who on being sent home raised an issue with the preparation of a thickened drink, as none of the carers felt confident in their ability to prepare them safely, having not had training in the use of tinned thickeners. This resulted

16 December 2015

Drinking a glass of wine a day is linked to a lower risk of death in the early stages of Alzheimer’s, a study by the University of Copenhagen has found. Alzheimer’s patients who drink a pint of beer or a large glass of wine every day were 77 per cent less

16 December 2015

This site really does live up to its name. The Best Head and Neck Cancer Websites. In fact it would be better to call it a web portal! It hasn’t been updated for a few years, BUT a lot of the links still work and so if you have dysphagia as

14 December 2015

To help those with Dysphagia and ease the financial burden of paying for their healthcare some of our Slõ Drinks have been given a HCPCS code. Like the tins of thickener bought to make thickened drinks, the final decision is up to the individuals’ Insurance Company. However, this code A9270 – means Slõ

7 December 2015

Some of those with Dementia will have swallowing difficulties (dysphagia) and need thickener in their drinks. Consequently we’ve been researching the condition and trying to find if those with it need specific drinks changing into Slõ Drinks to save them from thickened drinks. During the search we found this site