10 Basic procedures to assess and treat oropharyngeal dysphagia in patients with COVID-19 (SARS-CoV-2) infection.

Expert opinion practical guidance from Hospital de Mataró, Catalonia, Spain. V1 April 6th 2020

 

Recipes for patients with dysphagia

See our videos of recipes for patients with swallowing difficulties.

 

Dysphagia Project

The FUREGA Foundation has launched a campaign to publicize advances in research aimed at improving the quality of life of people with swallowing disorders and giving them hope for a future cure.

 

45% of patients who have had a stroke

have dysphagia symptoms. Despite this high prevalence, ignorance of dysphagia is widespread.

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Mission

  • Reduce dysphagia morbidity and mortality and ameliorate the impact of swallowing disorders.
  • Improve the quality of life of persons affected by swallowing disorders.

Vision

  • To become a national/international landmark organization for swallowing disorders.
  • To become identified with swallowing disorders.
  • To provide guidance and enhance understanding of dysphagia.

What the FUREGA Foundation aims to achieve with this project: dysphagia

  • To foster research.
  • To provide information to people and their families affected by swallowing disorders.
  • To train and inform caregivers, whether health professionals or family members.
  • To raise awareness of the repercussions of swallowing disorders.
  • To defend the rights of persons with swallowing disorders.
  • To secure the inclusion of dysphagia in medical protocols. Numerous conditions are associated with dysphagia, which makes it difficult to view it as a disease in its own right, even though it is recognized by the WHO.
  • To promote a multidisciplinary care strategy for patients and to develop a new deglutology specialism. Dysphagia has been tackled to date from different disciplines, including otorhinolaryngology, speech therapy, gastroenterology, gerontology, pediatrics and neurology.
  • To assist the food industry in developing special food lines for people with dysphagia.