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Strategies for Creating Safe and Enjoyable Mealtimes for Patients with Dysphagia
Staying well-nourished and hydrated is critical to maintaining physical health. But mealtime plays a crucial role in a person’s mental health and quality of life, too. Here are several strategies for ensuring that mealtime is safe and enjoyable for your patients with dysphagia as well as their caregivers and loved ones.

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How Xanthan Brings Much-Needed Variety to the Dysphagia Diet
Once, dinner out with friends was a relaxing experience. Holiday meals meant enjoying familiar comfort foods with loved ones. And a glass of wine was an evening treat. But for millions of people, the enjoyment found in simply eating and drinking can change overnight.

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Thick-It, IDDSI Improving Lives of Those with Swallowing Difficulties

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Introducing Dysphagia Patients to the Dietary Basics
For years, a movement toward dietary standardization as related to dysphagia patients has stimulated considerable interest and discussion among health care providers, dietitians and speech language pathologists (SLPs). The comprehensive nature and intrinsic implications of this topic have created a wealth of suggestions and opinions from experts in the field, all with the ultimate goal of helping to effectively determine standardized dietary options that can then be further customized for each dysphagia patient.

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6 Facts About Oropharyngeal Dysphagia
The swallowing complications of a dysphagia diagnosis are typically pinpointed within two types of anatomical occurrences: oropharyngeal (“high dysphagia”), relating to a neurological problem in the mouth and/or throat; or esophageal (“low dysphagia”), relating to a physical problem in the esophagus, often aggravated by a blockage or irritation.1

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