The Voice – Mary’s Blog

Swallowing Problems in Parkinson’s Common But Under-Reported

Swallowing Problems in Parkinson’s Common But Under-Reported

Swallowing problems are under-reported in individuals with Parkinson’s disease, and even drooling, a common complaint of patients with PD has been identified as having a high relationship to oral-pharyngeal dysphagia. Early identification of swallowing problems and interventions, including exercise may reduce various risks and improve quality of life for persons with PD.

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It Takes Two Baby: Communicating with a loved one with Parkinson’s disease

It Takes Two Baby: Communicating with a loved one with Parkinson’s disease

Speech therapy for persons with PD that is offered in 30 days packages, may give the impression to some patients and their spouses, that this will fix what’s broke. The reality, of course, is that 30 days of therapy is nothing more than an exercise program that will have short-lived results if communication partners are not also prepared to be a part of the journey, which includes exploring and implementing strategies that might improve communication interactions with the individual with PD.

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Non-Motor Symptoms of Parkinson’s disease: Take the Survey

Non-Motor Symptoms of Parkinson’s disease: Take the Survey

In the past couple of decades there is a growing recognition that non-motor symptoms are experienced early in Parkinson’s disease (PD) and are highly prevalent as PD progresses. Non-motor symptoms have been recently identified as one of the most important factors in determining the quality of life of PD patients.The Parkinson Alliance® is conducting a new study entitled “Non-Motor Symptoms and Parkinson’s Disease.” Add your experiences by completing the survey.

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Mary Spremulli of Voice Aerobics writes a monthly news article in the “Healthy Body” section of Florida Weekly

Home Programs & Training:

  • Voice Aerobics® – 3-Part Workout
  • SpeechVive Device for Persons with Parkinson’s
  • Lingraphica® Aphasia Communication Device
  • Constant Therapy App for aphasia
  • Computerized Home Aphasia Therapy Program (CHAT®)
  • Passy-Muir® Tracheostomy and Ventilator Swallowing and Speaking Valve

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