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The Dietitians Association of Australia and Speech Pathology Australia have endorsed the new IDDSI standards for Australia and in 2018 you will start to see some publicity about this initiative.
The companies that produce thickeners and pre- thickened drinks are in the planning stages of updating their products and they will also keep you informed.
The main changes are the link between the food texture and the fluid thickness and the addition of a new (slightly thick) fluid thickness.
There is also an easy test using a syringe to check if your fluid is the right thickness. So, don't make the change just yet- you will be sure to be provided more and updated information in the next few months.
Have a look at the International Dysphagia Diet Standardisation Initiative website: http://iddsi.org/
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This year the seminars have focussed on the importance of ensuring adequate protein in the menu to meet the increased needs of older people. We have also explored strategies to assist in enhancing intake of those with dementia. The feedback for the seminars has been excellent, with the majority of participants stating that it entirely met their own learning objectives. Those who attend go on to become the ambassadors for good nutrition in their sites.
Remember that the seminar is suited to all of those who are involved in provision of food or fluid to residents - from the cook to the carer, the RN or the lifestyle coordinator, the food service manager or the CEO!
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There is a new look and a new emphasis - the aged care focus of the business now features strongly.
The website is now far more useable on mobile devices and you can now automatically sign up for or renew access to our online training and resources. Let us know what you think of the new look!
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