There are patients who safely consume thin liquids in isolation and solids in isolation but exhibit signs and symptoms of aspiration with mixed consistencies (which are a solid and a liquid combined). We often see patients return from instrumental exams with a recommendation to avoid mixed consistencies (broth-based soups, cereal with mild, fruit cups, etc.).
Common clinical findings during mixed consistency trials are: Pharyngeal spillage of liquid prematurely to the pyrif
Although eating and drinking difficulties are fairly common in individuals with dementia, each person’s difficulties will be unique to them and their situation. A person with dementia may struggle to recognize the food and drink in front of them. These problems may start because of changes that dementia causes in the brain, if they are given unfamiliar food, or because the food itself is presented differently. They may also be unsure how to begin eating. These problems may st
Some people who have had COVID-19 (coronavirus) may have difficulties eating and drinking. They may also become tired more easily or feel breathless at times. We naturally hold your breath when we swallow to prevent food or fluid from entering the lungs. Someone with breathing difficulties may have trouble coordinating breathing and swallowing. Tips to help swallowing difficulties: Sit up completely in a supportive chair while eating or drinking Take small sips or bites Eat o
A mobile MBSS (Modified Barium Swallow Study) provides a cost-efficient and convenient option to transporting a patient to an outpatient facility such as a hospital. The MBSS is performed inside the mobile clinic that is parked outside the patient’s home, outpatient clinic, or physician’s office. The patient will be escorted on foot or in their wheelchair with the assistance of an electric wheelchair lift for easy access to the clinic. This option eliminates fatigue from trav