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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

4 December 2015

The American Speech and Language Therapy Association (ASHA) is running an online Dysphagia Conference until the 14th of December. For those of us in the field of Dysphagia it is an excellent event and you can take part in it via your computer. There is a fee for taking part

1 December 2015

Researching what help is available to those with Parkinson’s and dysphagia, we discovered the World Parkinson’s Coalition. Quite simply – it is a fantastic resource for information about Parkinson’s. It contains lots of useful self-generated information and access to resources in different countries. This page lists all the known Parkinson’s non-profit Organizations and

20 November 2015

  We wanted to share with you something we live for? Last week a stroke survivors son called us after hearing about our Slõ Beer. He had tried adding thickener to his Dad’s beer but he says, “I couldn’t make it work and it just froths up!” We told him about