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Educational Video 10: Thickened Fluids

Practical tips for the preparation and provision of thickened fluids. The provision of thickened fluids is required for patients suffering dysphagia, a term used to describe a swallowing disorder. There are serious consequences of providing someone with dysphagia an inappropriate fluid. This article covers the three main consistencies of fluids and the properties of each.

Focus on Fibre

Fibre or dietary fibre is the part of food that is not digested in the small intestine. Dietary fibre moves largely unchanged into the large intestine or colon where it is fermented by friendly bacteria that live there. Including enough fibre in our diets is primarily essential for healthy bowel function, but studies have also[…]

Improving Smooth Puree Meals

Texture modification is aimed at making chewing and swallowing easier and safer for individuals diagnosed with dysphagia. Reduced oral intake, malnutrition and aspiration are all possible outcomes if dysphagia is not managed with the proper treatment. Texture-modified diets are an important component of dysphagia management and require the proper processing of food to achieve a[…]