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swallowing pills, pill dysphagia

Trouble Swallowing Pills? What to do for Pill Dysphagia

Difficulty Swallowing Pills? Learn REAL Strategies to Help You Swallow Your Pills Easily! by Karen Sheffler, MS, CCC-SLP, BCS-S of   Introduction to People’s Troubles with Swallowing Pills:   When I work with people who have trouble swallowing pills or fear of swallowing whole pills, I hear a lot of detailed descriptions on how hard it can be, such as: “I have to swallow that horse pill?” “I didn’t take my antibiotic pill this […]

IDDSI revised the framework March 2019 to include the Easy To Chew Level 7

IDDSI Bitsy Bites: Idaho Does IDDSI!

Conquer It In IDDSI Bitsy Bites! Sue Linja, RDN, LD, Owner, S&S Nutrition Network, Inc. When I was a little girl in small-town Idaho, we didn’t always have a lot to keep us busy. We often made up songs about people and their trials and tribulations, including this little ditty about my cousin, Mitzi.  While it didn’t go exactly like this, the rhyme has stuck in my head, so I thought I’d share it […]

Yield sign with safety first, used here to remind "patient safety first!"

Patient Safety First: Transitional Foods (Part 2)

Patient Safety First: Transitional Foods (Part 2) By Karen Sheffler, MS, CCC-SLP, BCS-S of Introduction Welcome back to Part 2 of my 3-part article on Transitional Foods (in the dysphagia diet framework on In Part 1 of this blog series, I addressed what transitional foods are, how to test them, ideas on their use in dysphagia treatment, and an example of a transitional food product. Next, it is important to address potential choking risks […]