Tribute to PD Advocate Kate Kelsall and Prayer to St. Blaise

Can anything good ever come from Parkinson’s disease, you might wonder?  There’s no question that (PD) it is a chronic disease fraught with many challenges. But, in 2008, Parkinson’s was the conduit that brought me to my friend, Kate Kelsall. In the fall of 2008 when...

Voice Aerobics® Travel Pack: voice practice that goes where you go

If you are someone with speech and voice changes due to Parkinson’s or a related diagnosis, and you’ve completed speech therapy, you know the importance of continued daily practice. But practice isn’t always easy, especially when you are on the go. But voice practice...

This Feels Too Loud…oh the tricks Parkinson’s plays on you

Hypophonia (low voice volume) is a common speech symptom for individuals with Parkinson’s disease. And, just like some of the motor symptoms which can come on gradually and pre-date a diagnosis, the changes in speech production can also have a subtle onset, hence, the...