Air with Flavour® allows persons with severe dysphagia who are unable to eat and drink normally, the ability to taste again! The airy foams, which can be produced in almost every conceivable flavour, touch the taste receptors on the palate, providing unique intensive taste experiences for the person affected, leaving no liquid or solid food in the mouth thus preventing the risk of choking (there is less liquid on a spoonful of foam than in natural saliva production).
About the product
Air with Flavour® creates light, airy foams suitable for persons who can no longer take in any oral nourishment due to dysphagia or other swallowing disorders and therefore must be usually fed through a PEG tube. e.g. as a result of Stoke, Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s, Brain Injury, Multiple Sclerosis (MS), tumours to the mouth or throat and Palliative Care.
In the most severe form of dysphagia, the person affected can no longer be fed in the normal way. To improve quality of life, AIR with Flavour® makes use of what’s known as taste stimulation (also called basal stimulation). Almost any liquid (e.g. juice, soup, coffee, wine, beer, curry sauce etc) can be transformed into “AIR with Flavour®”. As a result, the quality of life of the person affected is demonstrably improved by intense memory stimulation of aromas, smells and tastes. What’s more, people who have not experienced taste for a long time can suddenly “taste” again!
The airy foams, which can be produced in almost every conceivable flavour, touch the taste receptors on the palate, providing unique intensive taste experiences for the person affected, leaving no liquid or solid food in the mouth thus preventing the risk of choking (there is less liquid on a spoonful of foam than in natural saliva production).
In addition, AIR with Flavour® used with mouthwash is being implemented more and more in the area of patient care, an important contribution to oral hygiene and breath freshening for the persons affected. It can also be used for mouth moistening in intensive care environments.
AIR with Flavour® is free from gluten and lactose and purely vegetable-based, therefore suitable for vegetarians and vegans too.
The air pump is battery-operated and can therefore be used directly at the patient’s bedside, by care staff on the ward, or by family members at home. The unit does not require PAT testing.
Who can benefit
When life is at its toughest this small piece of enjoyment should not be disregarded, but instead promoted as a key step in healing and enhancing life quality. Add a new dimension to life!
The kit comprises:
1 x Air Set Pump
2 x Food-safe tubing
5 x Disposable micro pipettes for hygienic use
5 x Air Instant Sticks sachets
Also requires 2 x D Cell Batteries (not included)
The Biozoon seneoPro® AIR-Instant Sticks for use with the Air-Set pump kit