Speech, Swallowing, and Parkinson’s: How Much Do You Know?

Speech and Swallowing symptoms are common in Parkinson’s disease, yet, many patients fail to recognize or report problems due in part to their subtle onset. This week I’ve given you a fun way to increase your knowledge. Find the words in the puzzle and...

Aspirating When drinking? Don’t be a Bird Brain

Most birds drink some water every day, but they don’t drink the way we humans do. Their anatomy is obviously quite different from ours, and that includes not having cheeks and lips. With a few exceptions, birds lack the ability to suction liquid into their throats,...

New Swallowing Technologies Empower Patients

Dysphagia (a disruption to swallowing function) in adults can be a symptom associated with stroke, head and neck cancer treatment, or a chronic neurodegenerative disease such as ALS or Parkinson’s. But even in the general population, current evidence suggests that 15%...