Caretakers or Carepartners: Is it Just Semantics?

There are two pet peeves of mine that I often hear at Parkinson’s support groups or Seminars. One is the constant reference of those individuals with PD in attendance as “patients.” A Google search of the definition of the word patient is: a person...

Parkinson’s Awareness Month: 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...

Could a Drug Yield Speech Improvement for People with Parkinson’s?

New Drug Provides Speech Improvement for People With Parkinson’s                                                                                                                                                                            Have I got your attention?...

Just Talking Could Earn You $$ Parkinson’s and Related Diagnosis

Can they hear you now? Today’s speech recognition systems, such as voice assistants and translation tools, don’t always recognize people with a diversity of speech patterns often associated with disabilities, yet communication is crucial to everyday life and...