Thickener or water?https://i2.wp.com/speechtherapyworks.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2021/08/Thickeners-copy-1.png?fit=2000%2C675&ssl=12000675Sandra RobinsonSandra Robinsonhttps://secure.gravatar.com/avatar/d7cea772951034efc8a03fcbfce33dab?s=96&d=identicon&r=g
Recommending thickened drinks is a common practice by speech and language therapists / speech pathologists when supporting people with dysphagia.
I recently used this video to stimulate debate amongst caregivers. Opinions vary!
What role does thickener play in dysphagia management now and is this changing? How do our patients / clients feel about it? What do caregivers and relatives think of it? What more can industry do to support patients / clients and health care professionals?
Let me know your thoughts whether you’re someone with dysphagia, a health care professional, or relative.