I have been joining another discussion on a different forum and thought it might be useful to put it here too.
I have just had a swallow test and the lady recommended that I use ‘ThickenUp’. They have an excellent website with lots of tips on how to cope with choking.
I cannot remember if I have mentioned this but I think it is worth knowing about. It is slightly depressing though, sorry. We have ataxia in our family and unfortunately my Dad died from weak throat muscles. He was having a routine operation and aspirated twice in the recovery room of our local hospital. He died in intensive care 10 days later from complications due to aspirating. The hospital did not realise that he had weak throat muscles. If you or a member of your family with ataxia needs to have an operation please be sure that the doctors are aware of the problem, especially the anaesthetist.
Sorry again for being depressing but it is important to know : )