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6 October 2016

How to cut SIP spending is a priority for all Healthcare Organizations around the world. They are useful and help supplement patient’s oral nutritional intake – but they cost a lot. Here in the UK the National Health Service spends over £300 million P/A on SIP Feeds.  We are a

6 September 2016

Is a useful water protocol for those with dysphagia – difficulty swallowing – and needing thickener in their drinks to use vitamin enhanced water? It is a question that came to me looking at these “enhanced” water drinks in a supermarket. Dysphagia predisposes sufferers to a low nutritional intake and

1 September 2016

The ESSD are running another live stream webinar on Monday 5 September at 18:30 CEST (Central European Summer Time). The Title is: Swallowing after Laryngeal Cancer If you haven’t attended one of these before, we seriously recommend attending. For those in the field of dysphagia they a great resource for the

29 July 2016

To buy a tin of thickener, month in month out is expensive. A person with dysphagia must have thickener added all their drinks. That can be 4, 5 or 6 drinks  a day, every day. So whilst a tin is cheap the cumulative cost of using it makes it expensive.

13 July 2016

Preparing good wholesome puree meals for those with dysphagia to a safe consistency, is time consuming, difficult and stressful for everyone. Here in the UK, Chris Gills’ Company has been a catering supplier of Special Diets for over 20 years and for the last 12 has been developing, refining and selling

6 July 2016

Slõ Drinks can be ordered by Wholesalers and their Specials Departments and NHS Organizations in England, Scotland and Wales. They are listed on all the systems they use BUT, some struggle to find them because they add a W to the end of Slo and as a result Slõ Drinks

30 June 2016

The European Society for Swallowing Disorders (http://www.myessd.org/) is holding a live stream webinar on Monday the 4th of July: How brain imaging has improved the understanding of dysphagia. The programme includes: • 18:15 Webinar opens with ESSD news • 18:30 Emilia Michou will present a case study • 18:50 Shaheen Hamdy is

29 June 2016

As National Dysphagia Awareness month comes to an end, it’s important to remember dysphagia hasn’t. We are all specialists’ dealing with Dysphagia on a daily basis and have to remember for those that don’t, it may not seem important. That’s understandable. Many will be so focused on treating a primary condition

22 June 2016

“Pre-thickened oral nutritional supplements taste sweet – sickly sweet in some cases. They can leave a metallic after-taste and because they are made with long life milk can taste artificial.” This is what we were told when we were developing Slõ Milkshakes+. Taste is one of the last factors to be

21 June 2016

As you know we Blogged before about Diane Wolff and her drive to improve the lives of those with dysphagia and their carers. She has now launched a new series of quick and easy ideas which are free to download. We’ve therefore asked her again to tell you a little bit about it. We