Stroke Training and Awareness Resources (STARs)

Cup of tea

Let’s look at Violet having a cup of tea:

In this video animation, a normal swallow (non-stroke sufferer) is compared with that of patient Violet, who has suffered a stroke. When Violet drinks something, a little of the liquid enters her airway and may end up in her lungs. This is also known as aspiration and may cause a chest infection or breathing difficulties.

Page last reviewed: 16 Oct 2020