An elderly relative has the same physical symptoms as many stroke victims: weakness on the right side, curled/stiff fingers, and some difficulty in swallowing on the affected side. He loves cornflakes with milk. My husband thinks a thickening agent should be added to the milk to preclude occasional choking spells. However, the old gentleman can manage potato chips, raw vegetables, pills, etc. without rarely any difficulty.
What kind of thickening agent is available? Does it have a taste?
Would it ruin the enjoyment of the bowl of cereal?