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Dysphagia is a secondary symptom of 127 conditions and some of them require specific drinks.

Before attempting to change them into Slõ Drinks, we gather all the useful information we can find about a condition.

Some of it may be helpful and so we are sharing what we find in this Archive and encouraging others to add to it.

+ Alzheimer’s
27 May 2016

The 2016 Alzheimers Disease Congress begins in London on Tuesday 7th until Thursday 9th June. This three day international academic congress will discuss current research and treatments being developed for Alzheimer’s Disease. You can find more information here: www.lifescienceevents.com/alz2016    

11 April 2016

The 31st International Conference of Alzheimer’s Disease begins on Thursday 21st April in Budapest. For more information, visit the website here. You can also keep up to date on Twitter & Facebook.

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

+ Cerebral Palsy
26 April 2016

Cerebral Palsy Guidance are another good place to visit for anything Cerebral Palsy related. www.cerebralpalsyguidance.com  

24 February 2016

Whilst trying to understand Cerebral Palsy and educate ourselves on how dysphagia affects those with it we came across the following websites. We are not affiliated to any of them; we just thought you would find them useful. Each contains lots of information and they all can be used as

19 February 2016

A child with Cerebral Palsy will likely face a number of health concerns during his or her lifetime. One of the most common – and the most vexing in terms of management – is dysphagia. Commonly referred to as oral-motor dysfunction, dysphagia is more common among children with moderate to

+ Dementia
27 May 2016

The 2016 Alzheimers Disease Congress begins in London on Tuesday 7th until Thursday 9th June. This three day international academic congress will discuss current research and treatments being developed for Alzheimer’s Disease. You can find more information here: www.lifescienceevents.com/alz2016    

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

+ Head and Neck Cancer
19 January 2017

Malnutrition is a common experience of those suffering head and neck cancer. There are many reasons for this which have been researched by Ms Smith a Specialist Head and Neck Dietitian. She has kindly agreed to share her findings to help clinicians, carers and patients. We trust you find it

17 January 2017

Throat cancer, any cancer changes lives forever. Chris the founder of The Swallows Head and Neck Cancer Support group http://www.theswallows.org.uk/ set the Group up after receiving his own diagnosis. He has now written about his experience, from diagnosis through treatment. As a very open and candid description of his experience it

5 February 2016

Head and Neck Cancer: Treatment, Rehabilitation, and Outcomes, Second Edition expands on recent advances in the management of head and neck cancer through a greater understanding of cancer cell growth and mechanisms, as well as the expansion of rehabilitation strategies across the allied health profession. Written by a team of

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

+ Huntington’s Disease
19 February 2016

Eating and Swallowing Difficulties in Huntington Disease by Huntington’s New South Wales VIEW PDF HERE

+ Multiple Sclerosis
2 March 2016

We spend a lot of time trying to understand each condition that presents with dysphagia like Multiple Sclerosis, so we can make better Slõ Drinks for those suffering with both conditions. As we educate ourselves we find lots of websites – some of which are very useful. The ones below

19 February 2016

Dysphagia, or difficulty in swallowing, can occur among people with MS. While more frequent in advanced disease, it can occur at any stage. The person may cough after drinking liquids, or choke while eating certain foods, particularly those with crumbly textures. When this kind of coughing or choking occurs, the

+ Muscular Dystrophy
29 February 2016

As part of our drive to better understand each condition that presents with dysphagia, we found the following websites had lots of useful information and links about Muscular Dystrophy. Some you may know – some not. We have just put them here because we found them very useful and hope

19 February 2016

Oculopharyngeal muscular dystrophy (OPMD) is a rare genetic muscle disorder with onset during adulthood most often between 40 and 60 years of age. OPMD is characterized by slowly progressive muscle disease (myopathy) affecting the muscles of the upper eyelids and the throat. Affected individuals may develop drooping of the eyelids

+ Parkinson’s
21 February 2017

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

27 May 2016

The 20th International Congress of Parkinson’s Disease and Movement Disorders will begin in Berlin on Sunday June 19th until Thursday June 23rd. You can find more information on the website here. You can also look on the social media feeds here: Twitter Facebook LinkedIn      

19 February 2016

Did you know that over 80% of persons with Parkinson’s disease develop dysphagia (difficulty swallowing)? Learn more here!

+ Stroke
3 May 2016

The European Stroke Organisation Conference (ESOC) begins in Barcelona on Tuesday 10th May for 3 days. You can find more information on the website here. You can also view the official social media feeds by clicking the links below. Twitter LinkedIn Facebook

11 April 2016

The 25th European Stroke Conference begins on Wednesday 13th April in Venice. For more information, visit the website here. You can also keep up to date on Twitter & Facebook.

8 March 2016

We support the Stroke Association North West. Here is our stand at a recent event. For more information, go to: https://www.facebook.com/strokeassocnw https://www.stroke.org.uk/

8 February 2016

We came across this TED talk on You Tube. It isn’t dysphagia related but is fascinating. It is a talk given by Neuroanatomist Jill Bolte Taylor. She had an opportunity few brain scientists would wish for: One morning, she realized she was having a massive stroke. As it happened – as she

5 February 2016

This practical and easy-to-use handbook provides up-to-date coverage of the evaluation and treatment of swallowing disorders in the stroke population. The gap between academics and clinical practice is narrowed with the latest research packaged for clinical application. Particular focus is on the clinical and instrumental evaluation of swallowing, measurements of