16 October 2015

There has been lots of work done on why it’s difficult to keep dysphagia patients hydrated. Evidence provided back in 2001 established that thickened drinks were difficult to make. As a result dysphagia patients were offered 50% fewer drink than those without dysphagia. Worse still, 50% of the drinks were not the

16 October 2015

Following our last Blog and the ESSD conference we’ve now sent samples of Slõ Drinks to Dysphagia Specialists across Europe and beyond. For each we’ve produced a Consistency Term Translator to help them explain our consistencies to their patients and show what Slõ Drinks are available to help them. And…

6 October 2015

Last week we attended the European Society of Swallowing Disorders (ESSD) in Barcelona . Due to various commitments it has taken us three years to get there. If you haven’t made it – I seriously suggest putting it in your diary. Clinicians attend from all over Europe and from the rest of

7 September 2015

…use safe-to- swallow, palatable foods and drinks or nutritional supplements. Of all patient groups, those with dysphagia are at the highest risk of malnutrition. Diagnosis is often referred to as a prescription for dehydration and malnutrition. This is due to patient’s inability to eat and drink normal foods and because

4 September 2015

To reimburse tins of thickener bought to make thickened drinks, many use the HCPCS Code B4100 – Food Thickener administered orally, per ounce. The great news is Slõ Drinks sachets can be described the same way!  Consequently, B4100 can be used claim re-imbursement for Slõ Drinks. That said, remember having a

2 September 2015

Here, a Speech Therapist from The Life Foundation, shares her experiences from visiting Romania to teach care routines.   “Although I had prepared myself, the conditions that people were living in were truly shocking. Drinking water was kept in a bucket and handed out in metal bowls occasionally throughout the day,

26 August 2015

As you know, we believe all of us need to do more to raise awareness of dysphagia and its impact on how well a patient recovers from the primary condition that caused it. We therefore thought you would find and article we found on Dysphagia Cafe written by Jessica Pisegna

13 August 2015

Clinicians told us that they, carers and their dysphagia patients find it difficult to make nutritional supplements to the right consistency. After some research we discovered the problem was the supplements high fat content. It prevents gum and starch based thickeners working effectively. Consequently, we looked for a new thickener

29 July 2015

Are we doing enough to raise awareness of dysphagia and its impact on patient’s rehabilitation with healthcare professionals working outside the field? I ask because we recently heard about a Doctor who refused to prescribe Slõ Drinks or any of the tinned thickeners because he didn’t believe in dysphagia!! We

11 June 2015

Fizzy Drinks for Dysphagia are great. Well that’s what I thought. I had no evidence for it. It just seemed logical. Fortunately, just this week I discovered two pieces of independent research that supports this idea: Fizzy drinks by their nature have an extra dimension. The bubbles put a pleasant tingling