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Senior Outlook Today: Dysphagia Nutrition

Each year, one in 25 adults experience a swallowing problem. Older adults are more […]
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Today’s Geriatric Medicine: Managing Dysphagia

In a recent Today’s Geriatric Medicine article titled “Managing Dysphagia – The Importance of […]
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Solutions for Dehydration and Water Fatigue

Dehydration is often an overlooked health risk for seniors. While everyone can experience dehydration, […]
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Senior Living Executive: Managing Swallowing Disorders During COVID

In a recent Senior Living Executive article titled “Managing Swallowing Disorders During COVID Takes […]
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Training Healthcare Teams for IDDSI Implementation

Guest Author: Margaret Roche, MS, RD, CSG, CDCES, FAND The International Dysphagia Diet Standardisation […]
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Using Thick-It® Original Food and Beverage Thickeners to Promote Safe Swallowing

Although swallowing disorders can make it difficult to stay hydrated and well-fed, the Thick-It® […]
A swallowing specialist meets with a patient and his family to discuss the causes and symptoms of dysphagia, as well as treatments and resources

Dysphagia Causes, Signs, Interventions, and Resources

We all have problems swallowing sometimes. We may eat too fast, not chew our […]
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Recognizing Symptoms of Dysphagia After a Stroke

Every year, more than 795,000 Americans have a stroke, or a sudden interruption in […]
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Maintaining Hydration Using Thick-It® Clear Advantage® Ready-to-Drink Beverages

“Adequate fluid is critical for numerous essential functions, including homeostasis, waste elimination, maintaining perfusion, […]

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