Advance care planning; how do you want to LIVE?
Advance Care Planning (ACP); Conversations typically associated with death and dying, however this perception is not doing the public many favors… An Advance Care Plan should really be viewed in...Read more
Latest evidence shows fortified foods are cost effective and feasible
As health care professionals, having some hard evidence behind what we advise is key. In previous blogs we looked at how poor nutrition is associated with greater risk of pressure...Read more
Nutrition Care Plans and What You Need to Know
Following on from our March blog on nutrition screening, we can now look at Nutrition Care Plans (NCP) for people considered at risk of malnutrition or those who are already...Read more
How Dehydration Increases Falls Risk, and Who's at Risk?
As we make our way through April and start to readjust our body clocks, we should take the time to recognise that this new month comes “April falls.” A campaign...Read more
Head and Neck Cancer
Cancer can manifest in many different ways one of which is head and neck cancer (HNCA). HNCA and its treatment can result in significant swallowing difficulties in which speech-language therapists...Read more
Dry mouth? You’re not alone…
Xerostomia A dry mouth, or ‘Xerostomia’ is a problem suffered by many and can have an impact on our chewing and swallowing ability. It can be a debilitating condition and...Read more
The Skeleton in the Community Wardrobe
In the beginning In 1974 Charles Butterworth wrote “The Skeleton in the Hospital Closet”, an article referring to the lack of awareness amongst clinicians about the incidence of malnutrition in...Read more