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23 March 2020

During our research into how to make pills, tablets and capsules easy to swallow for those with dysphagia, we discovered some interesting facts. As a result, I want to share the concept of a Swallowing Difficulty Spectrum. The research highlighted that most people that cannot swallow pills have a normal

7 January 2020

We recently read an article written by Veronica Giudice – a Specialist Dietitian; about making sure dysphagia recommendations are clearly communicated across the patient team. As we are sure it will prove useful we asked her to let us share it with you… Introduction Dysphagia is defined by any difficulties

4 December 2018

This is an article we recently read about how to improve compliance from dysphagia patients. We wanted to share it with you because it contains useful ideas and because it matches our own philosophy…make drinks enjoyable again, despite containing thickener. You can read the full article here: How to improve

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

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

18 February 2016

Whilst developing our Slõ Milkshakes+ to help dysphagia patients increase their nutritional intake, we became aware that constipation is a frequent problem. It should be obvious? Constipation is mainly associated with an inadequate fluid and /or fibre intake and decreased activity. Symptoms those with dysphagia frequently present with and why the

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

12 January 2016

Last year we discovered the DysphagiaCafe.com  It’s a website for clinicians to exchange ideas and knowledge about dysphagia. We like it because it discusses serious dysphagia related topics in an informal manner. From thickened drinks and pureed food, latest ideas and clinicians experience. It covers it all. As you may not of heard

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