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Meal time positioning is vitally important for people with dysphagia, to allow safe eating and drinking. Watch the video for some advice
Part of our Top Tips series for dysphagia management
When assisting someone with dysphagia to eat and drink, it is important to always follow the advice and recommendations from their healthcare professional with regard to diet texture, thickness of fluids and positioning and strategies to increase the safety of their swallow.
Discover some mealtime positioning tips for patients with dysphagia
Debbie lives in Wales and is a full-time carer for her husband Steve. Steve was diagnosed with cancer of the mouth and throat in 2012, and since major surgery last year has been fed predominantly via tube, with only water taken orally.
Having dysphagia needn’t limit anyone from eating out in restaurants or going to family gatherings. Read our top tips for how to prepare for these occassions