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Prescribing advice for medicines and those with dysphagia
03 October 2016
The UK’s National Health Service has available some advice on prescribing medicines for those with dysphagia. Click here for the PDF of this advice The two papers we have found are written by the NHS’ Specialist Pharmacy Service and The UK Medicines Information (UKMI) pharmacists for NHS Healthcare professionals. The later also includes therapeutic...
Medication and dysphagia research
28 September 2016
There is very little research available on the use of medication with dysphagia patients. As at September 2016 we have only been able to find three studies. • Crushed Tables; Does the Administration of Food Vehicles and Thickened Fluids to Aid medication Swallowing, Alter Drug Release • Thickening agents used of dysphagia management: effect on...
Prescribing medicines for patients with dysphagia
22 September 2016
We have found this book on the internet which appears to be very helpful. To quote the author… ”It outlines the legal, pharmacological and clinical issues which should be considered when selecting the most appropriate course of action and provides practical advice on how best to prescribe and manage medication in this vulnerable group of...
Medicine Optimisation for those with swallowing difficulties - dysphagia
16 September 2016
Optimising Medication for those with dysphagia is a complicated issue. But no central resource exists to help healthcare professionals make informed decisions. Doctors, Pharmacists and Healthcare professionals have to search the internet for advice and information every time a patient presents with dysphagia. That’s time consuming and puts a huge...
20th International Congress of Parkinson's Disease and Movement Disorders
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      
The 2016 Alzheimers Disease Congress: 7th – 9th June 2016
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:    
European Stroke Organisation Conference
03 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
Cerebral Palsy Guidance
26 April 2016
Cerebral Palsy Guidance are another good place to visit for anything Cerebral Palsy related.  
31st International Conference of Alzheimer's Disease - Budapest - 21st-24th April 2016
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.
25th European Stroke Conference - Venice - 13th - 15th April 2016
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.
Stroke Association North West
08 March 2016
We support the Stroke Association North West. Here is our stand at a recent event. For more information, go to:
Multiple Sclerosis and Dysphagia
02 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 were very informative and so have put them and their links...
Muscular Dystrophy and Dysphagia
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 you do too. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention –...
Cerebral Palsy
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 a gateway to other Cerebral Palsy sites. This site
Eating and Swallowing Difficulties in Huntington Disease
19 February 2016
Eating and Swallowing Difficulties in Huntington Disease by Huntington’s New South Wales VIEW PDF HERE
Swallowing Problems in MS
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 food or liquids are inhaled into...
Oculopharyngeal Muscular Dystrophy
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 (ptosis), trouble...
Cerebral Palsy & Dysphagia
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 severe cases of Cerebral Palsy. It’s a dangerous condition...
80% of persons with Parkinson's disease develop dysphagia
19 February 2016
Did you know that over 80% of persons with Parkinson’s disease develop dysphagia (difficulty swallowing)? Learn more here!

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