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24 May 2017

Barrett’s Oesophagus is a condition we heard about whilst listening to the UK’s BBC Radio 2 Jeremy Vine Show. As it can induce dysphagia in some sufferers we have collected some information and useful links Barrett’s Oesophagus It is a condition where the cells of the oesophagus (gullet) grow abnormally. 

3 May 2017

Slõ Milkshakes+: the 1st pre-thickened powdered oral nutritional supplements for dysphagia have new sachet packaging. We were going to wait until we had our new packs made up – but decided to show you some printed laminate taken off the press, because we are so excited about it? We wanted

27 April 2017

  Dysphagia Dysphagia is a secondary symptom of 127 conditions including stroke, mouth and throat cancer, Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s and motor neurone disease. It affects all ages from birth but presents frequently in the over 50’s (approx. 8-10% world wide), equivalent to a global population of 560 million people. It can

17 March 2017

The ESSD is hosting a free webinar on Monday the 20th of March. A history on taking in Swallowing Disorders. If you haven’t attended one of their webinars before we suggest trying them. They are always interesting and informative. Click on this link to register. www.essd2017.com In the meantime the

16 March 2017

The Dysphagia Kitchen: Calling all Caregivers! Essential Puree is proud to announce our new Speedy Series. Some caregivers cannot cook, they don’t have time, they don’t know how. Some are in the sandwich generation, dealing with children and with aging parents. The Speedy Series: Pureed Meals that can be ready

8 March 2017

The PENG Pocket Guide to Clinical Nutrition is something new to us. We only heard about it after a Dietetic Team successfully trialled our Slõ Milkshakes+ and asked us if we had an insert for it. As a result, we created the insert above.  Pre-punched and ready to insert it

2 March 2017

The Yorkshire BDA Branch here in the UK are holding the above event in March. We wanted to tell you about it to encourage you to take part in Social Media. Historically, the NHS actively discouraged Clinicians to joining Communities due to the problems it could cause. And rightly so. However, there

21 February 2017

An interesting TED talk looking at the issues around swallowing for those with Parkinson’s

21 February 2017

As you can see from this article by Tiffany , they also improve the sensory experience of those with dysphagia. However, there is a misconception that the bubbles make these beverages a Stage1, nectar, honey consistency. They don’t. Their consistency must be changed to make them safe to swallow. That can

1 February 2017

Eating and drinking with dysphagia is embarrassing for those with it. The article Older Adults’ Experiences of Dysphagia and Texture-Modified Diets raises the issue again and asks healthcare professionals to bear it in mind when creating a dietary plan for someone with dysphagia. By doing so it highlights how difficult