Stroke & Dysphagia
Stroke continues to be a leading cause of death and disability across the globe, placing a significant burden on healthcare resources and impacting the lives of tens of millions of people each year.
Central to the recovery of stroke survivors is overcoming the unique nutritional challenges many face along their post-stroke journey, with the importance of medical nutrition often not fully realised.
Some of the key areas where medical nutrition can play a role after stroke include dysphagia, malnutrition, sarcopenia and pressure injuries. When combined with effective physical therapy, nutritional interventions may offer patients a better chance to optimise their recovery and defend against debilitating and costly sequelae.
To better equip the multi-disciplinary stroke care team, we have gathered a collection of educational resources to help demonstrate how and why specialised nutrition is an integral part of the stroke care patient journey.