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15 February 2018

Powdered ONS – Oral Nutritional Supplements – are useful, except for those with swallowing difficulties. They can’t be thickened safely because starch and gum thickeners don’t mix with them. We therefore created a Slõ ONS. A Slõ Oral Nutritional Shake. Slõ Milkshakes+ contain a thickener that works with milk. As a

5 February 2018

We read this article in CN Focus about a clinician having a Dysphagia Diet for a week. It provides a useful insight into the issues faced by those with dysphagia and their carers and as a result wanted to share it. To summarize…. Dysphagia following stroke affects a significant proportion

13 December 2017

On the way back from a meeting, our Founder Mathew, stopped at a motorway services for a drink and bought a 500ml bottle of juice. After making his choice, he started to walk away, stopped and turned back? He noticed the huge range of juice drinks packed in 500ml bottles

24 October 2017

One of the UK’s National Health Service (NHS) key improvement targets for 2017 is infection control. Healthcare-associated infections (HCAIs) can develop either as a direct result of healthcare interventions such as medical or surgical treatment, or from being in contact with a healthcare setting. The term HCAI covers a wide

27 September 2017

Those creating nutrition plans and making drinks for a person with dysphagia put themselves under a massive amount of pressure to make sure every drink matches the prescribed consistency and is safe to swallow. That will always be difficult using the scoop-and-hope method to add thickener. To relieve that pressure

8 August 2017

ESPEN – The European Society for Clinical Nutrition and Metabolism is holding its annual congress at the Hague in the Netherlands this September. We have only just heard of it and wanted to let you know it was happening, because it has a dysphagia element. Many events do, but the

21 July 2017

Milkshake supplements are useful and easy to use unless the person has dysphagia? It is virtually impossible to thicken supplements to a safe-to-swallow consistency and is a real problem for Nursing Homes and Care Facilities. We therefore created Slõ Milkshakes+ to help. They mean the end of scoop-and-hope. Thickener is

27 June 2017

A Head and Neck Cancer Conference is taking placeIn Blackpool later this year. Chris Curtis will be there together with lots of other Speakers to share useful insights and information for patients and carers. We will be keeping you updated with the event and wanted to send you this link

23 June 2017

Considerations in Dysphagia Management, is a new course from ASHA. The course includes suggestions for best practice and importantly how to manage rarer dysphagia cases. This is an important new addition to courses we have previously seen? Dysphagia and its affect on treating a range of primary conditions is increasingly

16 June 2017

Advancing Dysphagia Practice is an UK initiative organized by Dr Hazel Roddam and her colleagues. Based at the University of Central Lancashire their focus is on sharing dysphagia best practice. They run several events and the next one is on the 19th of July, as you can see on the