A Swallowing Preparedness Kit for People with Parkinson’s disease

Last week I presented a community lecture on Swallowing problems associated with Parkinson’s disease. When presenting information to an audience of people with Parkinson’s (PWP), I try to provide up to date information gathered from the dysphagia research. I also try...

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...

New!! Tongueometer Device Measures and Exercises the Tongue

True or False? The tongue is a bundle of muscles important for speech and swallowing. True or False?  Tongue strength can be impacted by age, injury, and neurological diseases and disorders. True or False? The Tongueometer (tongue-om-eter, pronounced like...

June is Dysphagia and Aphasia Awareness Month: take the quiz

Dysphagia and Aphasia are sound alike medical terms and the symptoms sometimes occur in the same patient, particularly following a stroke, but while the meanings are quite different, the impact on quality of life is equally devastating for some people. Dysphagia,...
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