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Dietary Basics for Dysphagia Patients

Dysphagia, or difficulty swallowing, is a disorder that may be caused by stroke, neurological […]
An elderly couple sits at a table sipping coffee while enjoying a meal together

Seniors Lifestyle Magazine: Safe and Enjoyable Mealtimes

For many individuals, mealtimes represent more than just a chance to eat. Shared breakfasts, […]
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Thick-It® and Sqwincher® Brands Launch Combo Pack to Promote Hydration

Staying properly hydrated can be a challenge for almost anyone, especially those with swallowing […]
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Satisfying Flavor, Texture, and Nutrition: Thick-It® Purées

A meal shared with family and friends is one of life’s simple pleasures—one that […]
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Safe Swallowing Strategies and Resources

Did you know? It takes 50 pairs of muscles and three different stages—oral, pharyngeal, […]
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The Importance of Hydration for Seniors

Replenishing your body’s water supply through an adequate intake of fluids is essential to […]
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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 […]
An MS patient with dysphagia enjoys a coffee with a caregiver.

Understanding Dysphagia Related to Multiple Sclerosis

Dysphagia is a swallowing disorder that can occur on its own or as a […]

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