YOU Have Parkinson’s…why should WE care?

April is Parkinson’s disease (PD) Awareness month, and throughout the country, local and national organizations will sponsor events. Money raised will go towards research, support groups, and community-based education and exercise programs. As many as 1 million...

Do Parkinson’s Medications Really Help?

Medications such as Carbidopa are the mainstay in the treatment of motor symptoms of Parkinson’s disease, and most people living with Parkinson’s know the importance of optimal medical management. In addition to medication, therapy, adaptive and assistive devices, and...

Ready to Improve Your Speech? Join me for October FREE webinars

I am excited and privileged to be participating in two free webinars being offered to the Parkinson’s community this October. PCLA (Parkinson’s Community Los Angeles) will be hosting me for a webinar on Thursday, October 15, 2020 11:00-12:00pm PDT (2:00-3:00...

Parkinson’s and the “terrible too’s”

“I’m too busy, “I’m too tired,” “I have too much company,” “I have too many doctor’s appointments.” These are just a few of the “too’s” I hear from my PD patients when I ask: “did you...

Swallowing and Parkinson’s disease: Upcoming Free Lectures

Like many of the insidious symptoms of Parkinson’s disease, sensori-motor changes in speech and swallowing are thought to be among the earliest symptoms, even pre-dating motor symptoms, and because they may initially present as subtle problems, such as drooling or...

NFOSD Webinar: Parkinson’s Disease & Swallowing

Presented by Mary Spremulli, MA, CCC-SLP on Tuesday, June 25th, 2019, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM EDT Learn… The prevalence of swallowing problems in Parkinson’s and why patients may under-report Associate a gastrointestinal model of Parkinson’s disease (PD) with...