On December 11th PMD Alliance hosted a webinar on Parkinson’s and Speech as part of the wHolistic series. In this very informative hour CCC-SLP, Nicole Herndon, spoke about why speech changes occur with PD as well as treatment options and strategies for both the speaker and listener to improve communication.… Full Story>
Archives for December 2020
The Family Ties star was diagnosed with early onset Parkinson’s disease in 1991. He says that if he doesn’t know if he can do something, he fakes it — a strategy that works 80 percent of the time.… Full Story>
“[Available] data indicate: 1. The approved mRNA-based vaccines and the vector vaccines under development induce immunization through mechanisms that do not interact with the neurodegenerative process in PD. … 2. …the types or incidence of side effects in patients with PD have not been different than in the general population. 3. …COVID-19 vaccination does not interfere with the current therapies of PD. 4. …more data will be available in the near future for further analysis of the impact of these vaccines on PD.”… Full Story>
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Since Parkinson’s disease (PD) is known as a movement disorder, the non-motor symptoms can often be overlooked. Common non-motor symptoms can include depression and anxiety, sleep issues, fatigue, gastrointestinal problems, sexual issues, and more. The American Parkinson Disease Association (APDA) recently published a list of resources on these non-motor symptoms in PD.
The Houston Area Parkinson’s Society (HAPS) hosted a day-long conference for caregivers in November. One of the lectures was presented by Christine Salinas, certified driver rehabilitation specialist in Houston. She discussed the biggest concerns around a person with Parkinson’s disease (PD) driving, as well as provided different techniques to evaluate if someone should continue driving or stop for their own safety. Although this conference was for caregivers, everyone in the PD community might be interested in these lecture notes.… Full Story>