Mixing it up

Can people with dysphagia have ‘mixed textures’ on the plate? No. But now and again, Yes. Have you noticed how every time we pose one of these questions, the answer is rarely straightforward? This is because we’re supporting individuals. People with specific needs, wishes and preferences on a background of comorbidities and treatments unique toContinue reading “Mixing it up”

There’s no such thing as a ‘soft diet’

Nor a sloppy diet. Nor a runny diet. Nor a chopped diet. Nor a mashed diet. Nor a dysphagic diet. Because the wrong texture diet can kill. Patient Safety Alert In 2018, a Patient Safety Alert (PSA)[i] was published over concerns regarding the term ‘soft diet’. They looked at National Reporting and Learning System (NRLS)Continue reading “There’s no such thing as a ‘soft diet’”