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Thick-It® The purpose of this page is to provide those with dysphagia and their caregivers an opportunity to share their questions, stories and successes with others who can provide advice, empathy and support.
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Thick-It® instant food thickening products have revolutionized the way people think about food and dysphagia care since 1987. For more than 20 years, our goal has been to develop safe products that help improve the quality of life for those with dysphagia and their caregivers.

Thick-It® instant food thickening products have revolutionized the way people think about food and dysphagia care since 1987. For more than 20 years, our goal has been to develop safe products that help improve the quality of life for those with dysphagia and their caregivers.

Mission: We will continue to commit ourselves to creating and improving products that meet the ever-changing needs of those with swallowing difficulties, as well as their caregivers. We look forward to continuing to provide products that are convenient, reliable, and most of all, safe.

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"According to Nicole Rogus-Pulia, a speech-language pathologist and an assistant professor of medicine at the University...
12/17/2020
Dysphagia: Navigating Difficulty With Swallowing and Dementia - Being Patient

"According to Nicole Rogus-Pulia, a speech-language pathologist and an assistant professor of medicine at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, dementia and dysphagia often go hand in hand. People with dementia who experience dysphagia - along with its common symptoms such as coughing and choking during meals - will often recuse themselves from family dining, which can be isolating for them, and distressing for their loved ones."

In this article, Being Patient Alzheimer's explains how caregivers can spot dysphagia and what steps to take: https://www.beingpatient.com/trouble-swallowing-dysphagia-dementia-alzheimers/

People with dementia often experience swallowing difficulties, along with its symptoms that can be isloating and distressing.

Proper food hygiene and preparation can prevent almost all foodborne illnesses. In recognition of Worldwide Food Service...
12/16/2020
Food Safety Tips to Prevent Foodborne Illness | Thick-It®

Proper food hygiene and preparation can prevent almost all foodborne illnesses. In recognition of Worldwide Food Service Safety Month in December, the Thick-It® brand offers the following food safety tips for caregivers and healthcare professionals to consider when serving patients: https://thickit.com/food-safety-tips-to-prevent-foodborne-illness/

To recognize Worldwide Food Safety Month, the Thick-It® brand outlines food safety tips for caregivers and healthcare professionals.

While the holidays often bring happiness and celebration, this time of year can also feel depressing and isolating for t...
12/15/2020
Managing the Holidays With Aging Parents

While the holidays often bring happiness and celebration, this time of year can also feel depressing and isolating for those of us who are grieving loved ones or are unable to meet with family members. Fortunately, there are ways to make the holidays a joyous occasion for all - learn more about A Place for Mom’s CHEER Plan:

https://www.aplaceformom.com/caregiver-resources/articles/happy-holidays-seniors-and-families

As seniors age, the holidays can lose some of their magic. Help make this holiday season special by learning tips on managing holiday depression in the elderly.

Everyone deserves to enjoy the simple pleasure of their favorite meals and beverages - especially around the holidays! S...
12/12/2020

Everyone deserves to enjoy the simple pleasure of their favorite meals and beverages - especially around the holidays! Shop Thick-It® brand ready-to-drink beverages, food & beverage thickeners, and purées. https://thickit.com/shop-now/

Preparing your holiday menu? Plan ahead to ensure modified foods and liquids are available for loved ones with dysphagia...
12/10/2020

Preparing your holiday menu? Plan ahead to ensure modified foods and liquids are available for loved ones with dysphagia. Our "Variety Comes to the Table" recipe book features 11 dysphagia-friendly recipes created by a team of dietitians that are perfect for any occasion. Download it here: https://thickit.com/recipe-book/

Dehydration can affect anyone at any time. While plain water can be essential to maintaining hydration, it doesn’t deliv...
12/10/2020

Dehydration can affect anyone at any time. While plain water can be essential to maintaining hydration, it doesn’t deliver the key electrolytes we all need. Additionally, many of us tend to consume the same beverages each day, which can lead to water fatigue, therefore reducing the intake of dehydration-fighting fluids.

New, pineapple-flavored Clear Advantage® HydraICE™ Electrolyte Freezer Pops bring much needed variety along with the electrolytes the body needs to feel and function at its best.

Shop now: https://thickit.com/nutrition-product/clear-advantage-hydraice-electrolyte-freezer-pops/

There is no doubt caregiving is a stressful job--one that can often lead to feelings of frustration, anger, resentment, ...
11/28/2020
Multiple Roles: Handling the Guilt

There is no doubt caregiving is a stressful job--one that can often lead to feelings of frustration, anger, resentment, inadequacy, and guilt. shares tips on how to handle the guilt and maintain balance in your life.

https://caregiver.com/articles/handling-the-guilt/

There are many stresses and strains in the relationship between adult children and their aging parents, but one of the greatest of these stresses is the daily responsibility of caregiving.

From our family to yours, Happy Thanksgiving! We hope your day is filled with laughter, loved ones, gratitude, and good ...
11/26/2020

From our family to yours, Happy Thanksgiving! We hope your day is filled with laughter, loved ones, gratitude, and good food.

November, recognized as National #Hospice and Palliative Care Month, is the perfect time to ensure you have a plan in pl...
11/24/2020
Patients and Caregivers | NHPCO

November, recognized as National #Hospice and Palliative Care Month, is the perfect time to ensure you have a plan in place for your loved ones. CaringInfo, a program of the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization provides free resources to help people make decisions about end-of-life care and services before a crisis: https://www.nhpco.org/patients-and-caregivers/

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Although caring for someone with a swallowing disorder can be a rewarding experience, it also presents a unique set of c...
11/21/2020
Dysphagia Caregiving Strategies | Thick-It®

Although caring for someone with a swallowing disorder can be a rewarding experience, it also presents a unique set of challenges. This blog post outlines several strategies you can use to promote a safe, healthy, and fulfilling life for your loved one.

https://thickit.com/strategies-for-caregivers-supporting-a-loved-one-with-dysphagia/

The Thick-It® team provides strategies caregivers can use to support a safe, healthy, and fulfilling life for loved ones with dysphagia.

Happy Apple Cider Day! Our thickened apple juice is ready-to-drink and made from 100% juice (no added sugars!) - a delic...
11/18/2020

Happy Apple Cider Day! Our thickened apple juice is ready-to-drink and made from 100% juice (no added sugars!) - a delicious and nutritious addition to breakfast, lunch, or dinner for dysphagia patients. Serve it cold or warm - perfect for a crisp fall day! https://thickit.com/nutrition-product/thickened-apple-juice/

Today is Caregiver Appreciation Day AND World Kindness Day … fitting because caregiving is a tireless, selfless job that...
11/13/2020

Today is Caregiver Appreciation Day AND World Kindness Day … fitting because caregiving is a tireless, selfless job that requires daily patience and kindness. If you are a caregiver or have ever been a caregiver to a loved one, we appreciate you!

To celebrate the caregivers in your life today, give a simple thank you in-person, send a card by mail or email, and if possible, take over the role of caring and give them a day off.

The holidays are often synonymous with coming together around the dinner table to enjoy delicious food with our loved on...
11/13/2020
Making Holiday Mealtime Dysphagia-Friendly | Thick-It®

The holidays are often synonymous with coming together around the dinner table to enjoy delicious food with our loved ones. For people diagnosed with dysphagia and their caregivers, however, these gatherings can be stressful. Guest author Jessica Hilton, MS, RDN, CDN shares tips for making holiday-mealtime dysphagia friendly.

https://thickit.com/making-holiday-mealtime-dysphagia-friendly/

Jessica Hilton, MS, RDN, CDN shares how caregivers can help dysphagia patients participate in holiday mealtime and enjoy a higher quality of life

In recognition of Veterans Day, we'd like to take a moment to honor and appreciate each and every service man and woman ...
11/11/2020

In recognition of Veterans Day, we'd like to take a moment to honor and appreciate each and every service man and woman who has fought for our country and continued freedom. Thank you for your service and bravery.

Family caregivers do it all -- from managing health emergencies to juggling priorities, all while trying to maintain the...
11/07/2020

Family caregivers do it all -- from managing health emergencies to juggling priorities, all while trying to maintain their own wellbeing. This National Family Caregivers Month, Caregiver Action Network addresses the new realities and additional challenges family caregivers face during these uncertain times. https://caregiveraction.org/national-family-caregivers-month

More than just our taste buds, we also eat with our eyes. One way to make puréed food look more appetizing, according to...
11/04/2020
FOCUS ON PUREE – IDDSI

More than just our taste buds, we also eat with our eyes. One way to make puréed food look more appetizing, according to IDDSI, is to form it using molds, gels, or shapes so that it looks like food we recognize. The IDDSI explains how caregivers can ensure such puréed foods meet the requirements for IDDSI Level 4 Purée.

https://iddsi.org/focus-on-puree/

FOCUS ON PUREE Ensuring Shaped, Gelled or Moulded Purees meets the requirements for IDDSI Level 4 Puree and the Culinary Perspective We eat with our eyes. One of the ways of making pureed food look more appetising is to shape it so that it looks like food we recognise.  For example, pureed carrot...

Having a swallowing disorder doesn't have to be spooky … we're here to help simplify your life. Happy Halloween from our...
10/31/2020

Having a swallowing disorder doesn't have to be spooky … we're here to help simplify your life. Happy Halloween from our Thick-It® brand family to yours!

Don't forget! This month only and while supplies last, select Thick-It® dysphagia nutrition products are 15% off when yo...
10/30/2020

Don't forget! This month only and while supplies last, select Thick-It® dysphagia nutrition products are 15% off when you order on Amazon. https://thickit.com/shop-now/

Did you know that 75% of Americans are chronically dehydrated? Hydration is an important issue for all, but especially o...
10/27/2020

Did you know that 75% of Americans are chronically dehydrated? Hydration is an important issue for all, but especially older adults who are at an increased risk of complications from dehydration.

The Thick-It® and Sqwincher® brands have a solution—safe and reliable thickened beverages combined with great tasting electrolyte formulas for all day, every day hydration for everyone. We call it HydrationCare360™—a full-circle perspective on the importance of hydration and its role in all aspects of health.

Learn more: https://thickit.com/nutrition-product-category/hydrationcare360/ #HydrationThatWorks

Being a caregiver of a loved one can take a toll on you physically and emotionally, especially when it comes to your joy...
10/24/2020
Eight Ways To Add More Joy To Your Life

Being a caregiver of a loved one can take a toll on you physically and emotionally, especially when it comes to your joy. Caregiver shares eight ways to add more joy to your life, every day. https://caregiver.com/articles/eight-ways-joy/

Being a caregiver of a loved one, part of the sandwich generation taking care of a family member who has a chronic or debilitating disease can take a toll on you physically and emotionally especially when it comes to your joy.

Our Thick-It® Original Food & Beverage Thickener Single-Serve Packets are slim, convenient, and perfect for at-home or o...
10/24/2020

Our Thick-It® Original Food & Beverage Thickener Single-Serve Packets are slim, convenient, and perfect for at-home or on the go. Through the end of October while supplies last, take 15% off select Thick-It® brand products when you order on Amazon. Shop now!

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Electrolytes are vital for the normal functioning of the body, but they can be easily lost through exercise, illness, or...
10/23/2020

Electrolytes are vital for the normal functioning of the body, but they can be easily lost through exercise, illness, or dehydration. We've partnered with Sqwincher to introduce a solution: Clear Advantage® Thickened Water + Sugar Free, Low Calorie Sqwincher® Qwik Stik® ZERO Combo Packs. Simply mix the Sqwincher® powder with Clear Advantage® thickened water to add hydrating electrolytes without adding sugar.

https://thickit.com/nutrition-product/clear-advantage-thickened-water-sugar-free-low-calorie-sqwincher-qwik-stik-zero-combo-pack/

Long-Term Care Planning Month in October encourages seniors — as well as those caring for or acting on behalf of older p...
10/21/2020
Planning for Long-Term Care | Thick-It®

Long-Term Care Planning Month in October encourages seniors — as well as those caring for or acting on behalf of older patients — to examine their potential need for these services and explore the options that are available to them. Check out our latest blog post to understand what long-term care is, who needs it, the different types of care, and more. https://thickit.com/planning-for-long-term-care/

In recognition of Long-Term Care Planning Month in October, the Thick-It® brand outlines important factors for seniors and their caregivers to consider

The first commercially available food and beverage thickener for dysphagia, Thick-It® Original Food & Beverage Thickener...
10/20/2020
Thick-It Original Food & Beverage Thickener, 36 oz Canister

The first commercially available food and beverage thickener for dysphagia, Thick-It® Original Food & Beverage Thickener has been recommended by healthcare professionals for over 30 years. While supplies last, take 15% off when you order on Amazon. Shop now!

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Thick-It Original Food & Beverage Thickener, 36 oz Canister

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The purpose of this page is to provide those with dysphagia and their caregivers an opportunity to share their questions, stories, and successes with others who can provide advice, empathy, and support. We at Thick-It® want to create an open dialogue between those who manage swallowing difficulties everyday.

Thick-It® is a registered trademark of Kent Precision Foods Group, Inc., based in Muscatine, Iowa, with the goal of continually researching, innovating, and educating on dysphagia nutrition products. Thick-It® offers xanthan- and starch-based food and beverage thickeners, including Thick-It® Original Thickener, the number one selling retail brand of food and beverage thickeners, introduced in 1987; Thick-It Clear Advantage® Thickener; ready-to-drink, pre-thickened beverages available in water, juice, coffee, and tea varieties; and ready-to-eat pureed foods made from real food ingredients.

All Thick-It® dysphagia nutrition management products are available at pharmacies nationwide as well as for foodservice and in-facility use through North American and international distributors. For more details, visit thickit.com.

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My sister has cerebral palsy, she is 51yrs old and needs thick-it to swallow foods, she cannot eat solids and is fully immobile. She is on social security and has to buy Thick-it from what little money she has every month, she needs help, is there a donation you could make to her of a few cases or a discount you could provide, please? IF so if you message me I will tell you her info. Thank you!
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