Drinking Cup for Difficulty Swallowing

Drinking Cup for Difficulty Swallowing – In this video Christina, Speech Therapist for Adaptive Equipment Corner demonstrates how to use a Nosey Cup. This special cup can be used for people with dysphagia (swallowing difficulties).

Drinking Cup for People with Dysphagia: What is Dysphagia?

Dysphagia means difficulty in swallowing. When a person has difficulty swallowing they run a risk of food or drink “going down the wrong way”.  If this happens it can lead to choking with the possibility of the food or drink ending up in their lungs. If food or liquid gets into their lungs they run the risk of getting a lung infection, like pneumonia.

There are several safety guidelines a person with a diagnosis of dysphagia should follow such as:

  • sitting up in a chair for meals
  • taking small bites and small sips
  • alternating one bite with one sip
  • and keeping their chin level or slightly tilted downward.

People that have a hard time drinking liquids would benefit from using an adaptive drinking cup. This type of cup is called a Nosey Cup. A Nosey Cup is a drinking cup with a notch cut out of the side.

This cup helps people to keep their chin in a level position. Especially, when they tip the cup up to get the last small amount of their drink. A Nosey cup allows people to follow the safety rule of keeping their chin level while drinking liquids.

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Drinking Cup for Difficulty Swallowing

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- We educate and instruct individuals and caregivers on ways to stay safe during daily care activities. Find helpful tips, resources and videos that help maintain seniors dignity and functional independence at home. ✌️❤️ Christina & Cindy "If you can't do it, ADAPT IT!"