Many seniors experience dysphasia, or difficulty swallowing, as they get older. One of the treatments for this condition is drinking thickened liquids to prevent foods from slipping into the airway. While this treatment is effective, some seniors dislike the texture of thickened beverages.
Types of thickened beverages
There are a few different types of thickened liquids, and they vary based on consistency. Your health care provider will be able to recommend one of the three common types, as defined by the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center:
- Nectar-thick liquids: Easy to pour, consistency of a thick cream soup.
- Honey-thick liquids: Less pourable, more …read more