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Imagine a life without being able to smell your favourite food or “taste” the delicious flavours of your favourite dish.   Sadly, this is the reality for a large number of people with brain injuries, as smell loss (and to a lesser extent, taste loss) is quite common after this type of injury.  The more […]
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Nutrition Before and After Surgery After a major trauma or accident, surgery is often necessary to repair some of the damage and improve functionality and quality of life.  Sometimes this surgery is done immediately as an emergency case, and other times, elective surgery is conducted months or even years later.  Adequate nutrition before and after […]
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02 Feb 2018
Oral vitamin sprays …perfect for people with swallowing issues Did you know that certain vitamins are now available to buy as an oral “spray” (also called a “buccal spray”)?  These oral sprays are a novel distribution method and may be preferred over standard liquid vitamins being administered by dropper, pipette or spoon for those with […]
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Nutrition and Hydration are the Untapped Powers of Neuro-Rehab I’m honoured to have been interviewed for the Neuro-Rehab Times magazine in January 2018.  You can read the full article here.
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Beyond tube feeding…. 8 ways that dietitians can help people with brain injuries I love telling people that I’m a dietitian for people with brain injuries and neurological conditions. People seem to have a genuine interest and curiosity about my job which is not something that I have experienced at other times in my career. […]
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 Fatigue After Brain Injuries The 7 blood tests to ask for The fatigue that affects 20-80% of people after a brain injury is different from “ordinary” fatigue because it is often unrelated to levels of exertion and doesn’t improve with rest.(1, 2)  The persistent nature of post-injury fatigue means it can negatively affect quality of […]
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