Love your food and drink
While minor changes in the way that people swallow is a normal part of the ageing process, stroke, neurological disease and dementia can also cause swallowing difficulties.
Swallow disorders can sometimes feel like an invisible disability.
We are lucky to be living within one of the most highly acclaimed food industries in the world, eating out is an exciting, cultural and remarkable experience that shouldn’t be missed by anyone.
Swallowing disorders have a nutritional, emotional and social impact for the person experiencing them and their families.
Without treatment, swallowing disorders may result in malnutrition, dehydration, weight loss, recurrent chest infections, pneumonia and in serious cases, death.
GRP speech pathology conducts careful and comprehensive swallow assessments in order to tailor the most appropriate strategies and/or exercises to ensure that you're swallowing the foods and drinks you love in the safest way possible. This may include teaching strategies on how to rehabilitate your swallow function following brain injury, swallow safely or changing your diet to ensure that you’re swallowing more comfortably.