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April 13, 2017
April 2017 Newsletter

[vc_row css=".vc_custom_1492041470043{padding-top: 20px !important;padding-right: 20px !important;padding-left: 20px !important;border-radius: 3px !important;}"][vc_column][vc_column_text css=".vc_custom_1492040683458{padding-bottom: 30px !important;}"]Thank you to those of you who attended our Melbourne dysphagia workshop last week, it was a great success. We even discovered some masterchefs amongst the group! Some texture modified delights created on the day included smooth puree chocolate and avocado mousse, strawberry...

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February 17, 2017
Lactose Intolerance - The Latest Evidence

In most instances, people are able to manage small amounts of lactose before they experience any symptoms. Unless a person has severe lactose intolerance, eliminating dairy completely is not recommended.  Avoidance of dairy can result in an inadequate calcium intake increasing the risk of diseases such as osteoporosis. There are a number of causes of...

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January 17, 2017
Dysphagia Management

While our pharmacist colleagues have targeted the over-crushing of medications in aged-care facilities with their aptly titled book, “Don’t Rush to Crush”, we as Speech Pathologists have identified a concerning trend of our own. As an Australia-wide company, our team has had the opportunity to observe the practises and cultures that have developed across a...

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November 22, 2016
Diverticular Disease and the Elderly

Diverticular disease is a condition which affects the large intestine.  Diverticulosis occurs when small pouches (diverticula) develop in the lining of the large intestine.  Diverticulitis is when these pouches become inflamed or infected. Diverticular disease is most common in people aged over 50 years, with older age and diet being considered the main risk factors. ...

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October 22, 2016
Sodium Intake of Residents

Sodium or salt is a necessary inclusion in the diet of all Australians.  It is needed by the body to help regulate fluid levels.  Unfortunately the average person consumes around three times as much salt as is needed to maintain good health.  It is recommended by the NHMRC and Heart Foundation that on average, people...

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August 22, 2016
The scoop about thickened fluids

Most residential aged care facilities (RACFs) have a relatively large stock of thickened fluids. With approximately 68% of residents having dysphagia, many resident require thickened fluids to maintain their pulmonary health. Some sites prefer to use fluids that are pre-thickened, which generally improves the accuracy of the thickness the resident receives.  However the majority of...

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July 22, 2016
Diabetes in Aged Care

Recent research shows that up to one quarter of aged care residents have diabetes.  Diabetes is characterised by the body’s  reduced ability to control blood glucose levels (BGL) with poorly controlled diabetes having the potential to result in side effects such as poor would healing, pressure ulcers, weight loss, chronic infections, cognitive decline and increased...

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