Jun 28, 2012

Nestlé New Product to Help Alzheimer’s Patients

This new product from Nestlé reduces the risk of aspiration when compared to thin liquids.

By Max Wallack
Alzheimer's Reading Room

Nestle Resource ThickenUp Clear
Resource ThickenUp Clear
During my recent trip to Los Angeles, I had the opportunity to visit Nestlé USA and speak to many of their executives about my research work on the enzymes involved in Alzheimer’s disease. Everyone at Nestlé was intensely interested in my work.

Nestlé has a new product which can benefit Alzheimer’s patients that have trouble swallowing.

Nestlés' new product is Resource® ThickenUp® ClearResource ThickenUp Clear is superior to other products because it mixes and dissolves easily, and it is tasteless and odorless. The product reduces the risk of aspiration when compared to thin liquids. It remains clear when mixed with water, and does not change the color of beverages. You can also change the consistency of any food or beverage.

Another advantage is that it is available in single serve packets that can be carried along to restaurants. This can be a huge convenience since restaurant liquids can easily and quickly be thickened. It can also be bought more cheaply by the case.

You can view a video about the product here.

Nestlé USA is a company with heart, intensely involved in philanthropy and in encouraging young people to become involved in philanthropy. For example, one of Nestlés' current projects is Juicy Juice, Feeding America. Through this program, Nestlé will deliver 35 million pieces of fresh fruit to children and families between May 21, 2012 and August 31, 2012.

I am glad I have had the opportunity to be able to know several of the employees at Nestlé. They have continued to be supportive of both PuzzlesToRemember and my research in Boston University’s Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics Lab.

Nestlé Health Science division is growing and becoming more involved in nutritional efforts. In April, Nestlé bought Pfizer Nutrition.

Nestlé USA is a great company!

Max Wallack
Max Wallack is a student at Boston University. His great grandmother, Gertrude, suffered from Alzheimer's disease. Max is the founder of PUZZLES TO REMEMBER. PTR is a project that provides puzzles to nursing homes and veterans institutions that care for Alzheimer's and dementia patients.

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