Swallowing difficulties hit elderly especially hard – but are treatable

Swallowing difficulties hit the elderly especially hard. Ageing, stroke, dementia, degenerative diseases, etc. often affect quality of life by reducing the ability to eat and drink normally in a social situation. There is concern in Sweden UK and across the world that our elderly are at risk of dehydration and malnutrition if they cannot swallow safely.

The neuromuscular training device IQoro is a medical device, increasingly seen as an effective treatment treating the root cause for elderly people with swallowing difficulties.

A recent study [1] shows that 63% of the elderly in care homes have swallowing difficulties, and that they can be successfully treated with IQoro. We have created a special web page for those who care for and treat such people. The SOFIA study, other information and helpful videos can all be seen here. 

Interest in IQoro for treating swallowing difficulties in the elderly is especially high in the UK. Our IQoro team will be attending and presenting this month at the South West Care Exhibition in Exeter, Devon; and at the Dementia, Care & Nursing Home Expo at the NEC in Birmingham later in the month.

If you have the chance please come visit our stand to learn more:

South West Care Exhibition 12th March – stand 65
Place: Exeter, Devon
Book your free tickets here

Dementia, Care & Nursing Home Expo 17 to 18th March – stand D414

Place: Birmingham
Book your free tickets here

1. Hägglund P., Fält A., Hägg M., Wester P., Levring Jäghagen E. (2019) Swallowing dysfunction as risk factor for undernutrition in older people admitted to Swedish short-term care: a cross-sectional study.