IDDSI Framework for Dysphagia

IDDSI Framework for Dysphagia

IDDSI have developed an international standardised framework for people with dysphagia who require texture modified food and thickened fluids. The new framework includes global terminology and definitions designed to work for people from all cultures. This terminology...
Nutrition & Hydration in Residential Care

Nutrition & Hydration in Residential Care

Malnutrition and dehydration in care settings is not a new issue. Back in 1859 (way, way back), Florence Nightingale claimed ”Every careful observer of the sick will agree that thousands of patients are annually starved in the midst of plenty, from want of...
Managing Incontinence in Residential Care

Managing Incontinence in Residential Care

Prevalence and Cost of Incontinence Historically it is challenging to obtain accurate statistics around the prevalence of incontinence; due to the stigma associated with the condition, people have tended to suffer in silence due to feelings of embarrassment or shame....