The Voice – Mary’s Blog

YOU Have Parkinson’s…why should WE care?

YOU Have Parkinson’s…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...

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Do Parkinson’s Medications Really Help?

Do Parkinson’s Medications Really Help?

Medications such as Carbidopa are the mainstay in the treatment of motor symptoms of Parkinson’s disease, and most people living with Parkinson’s know the importance of optimal medical management. In addition to medication, therapy, adaptive and assistive devices, and...

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The mouth-gut relationship and the development of disease

The mouth-gut relationship and the development of disease

At a recent Journal club, hosted by a local Neurologist, we were joined by a dentist who reviewed some research findings suggesting that Periodontal disease was modestly associated with incident MCI (mild cognitive impairment) and dementia in a community-based cohort...

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Drooling’s Association with Quality of Life in Parkinson’s

Drooling’s Association with Quality of Life in Parkinson’s

Although medication advancements and surgical interventions such as deep brain stimulation (DBS) have provided significant improvement in managing the motor symptoms of Parkinson's disease, the non-motor symptoms, which can include drooling, dysphagia, sleep disorders...

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Respiratory Muscle Training for Core Strength and Balance

Research has unveiled some important associations between bad posture and health issues. Age related degenerative changes in the spine can contribute to a stooped posture, and a tendency to bend or flex forward is also the most common change in posture seen with...

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12 Days of Speech Therapy: A Christmas Carol

12 Days of Speech Therapy: A Christmas Carol

A challenge for many people with motor speech symptoms from Parkinson's disease is that they may not recognize and acknolwedge that their speech has actually changed. Because the common symptoms of low volume and reduced clarity have come about gradually, speech...

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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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