In addition to the loss of speaking ability, this loss of throat control also causes problems with swallowing. Most Parkinson patients consume dozens of medications at timed intervals throughout each day. Each is taken with a sip of water or juice. Meals and dietary planning become more of an issue as patients have to be closely monitored while they are attempting to swallow to guard against liquids or food substances entering the patient’s wind pipe. Should that… More
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As government and social service budgets are cut and as our population continues to age it becomes increasingly evident that we are going to have to combine our efforts to create our own shared support systems for the things that truly matter.
I have mentioned Texas Voice Project (name recently changed to Parkinson Voice Project) in several blog posts (Emotions Replay Long After the Death of a Parent, Lida Walker Askew, End of Life: Starting… More