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What is Thick Water?

What is Thick Water?

Posted by Chad Birt on Fri Apr 08 2022

As you age, the 50 pairs of muscles and nerves responsible for helping you swallow experience wear-and-tear. Over time, these changes can cause the muscles to atrophy, making it difficult to keep food or liquids down. Thickening agents help make consumption easy and hassle-free. In this blog, we’ll provide a comprehensive overview of thick water, including what it is, who can benefit, and where to buy it.Read More

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The Best Pureed Meals for Picky Eaters

Posted by Chad Birt on Tue May 23 2023

Many people who have trouble chewing and swallowing eat pureed foods. Purees are easy on the gums and reduce the risk of choking, but they can be challenging to serve. Especially if your loved one is a picky eater or fussy about food.Read More

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How To Use Food and Drink Thickeners: A Step-By-Step Guide

Posted by Chad Birt on Mon May 22 2023

Many family caregivers use food and drink thickeners to make mealtimes easier and more enjoyable for loved ones with dysphagia (difficulty swallowing). Thickening agents, like Thick-It and ThickenUp, change the consistency of edibles and liquids, reducing the risk of coughing and choking.Read More

What are Food & Drink Thickeners?

What are Food & Drink Thickeners?

Posted by Chad Birt on Tue Jan 19 2021

In this blog, we’ll discuss food, drink, and liquid thickeners in depth, including what they are, who can benefit from them, and where to buy them. Read More