What Can I Do to Improve My Speech and Communication?

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Parkinson's Foundation

About 75 percent of people with Parkinson’s disease (PD) experience changes in speech and voice. These changes usually come on gradually and can vary from mild to severe. In the newest Parkinson’s Foundation educational book, Speech and Swallowing, we cover the symptoms, tools and exercises that can help you or a loved one better understand and manage speech, swallowing, voice, communication and cognitive problems in PD.

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Tips for Daily Living

These 10 Keys to PD Inspired Us

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Parkinson's Foundation

This Parkinson’s Awareness Month, we asked our Parkinson’s disease (PD) community to share their keys to Parkinson’s with us. We received hundreds of keys to living well with Parkinson’s!

Whether you are living with PD, are a caregiver or a healthcare professional, thank you for sharing your tips that make life a little easier. We will be posting your keys at Parkinson.org/Blog throughout the year but check out our top 10 keys submitted by YOU. 

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Tips for Daily Living

PD and Medication: What’s New?

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Parkinson's Foundation

Since its launch in the late 1960s, carbidopa/levodopa (brand name SINEMET®) is still the most effective Parkinson’s disease (PD) motor symptom treatment. However, it doesn’t address all facets of the disease. Medications to bolster its effectiveness and treat PD-related non-motor symptoms are newly available or just on the horizon.

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Tips for Daily Living

Understanding Medicare: Tips for Caregivers

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Parkinson's Foundation

Understanding Medicare can be extremely frustrating for many seniors — there are so many parts involved, so many details that require research and potential changes to health care providers and their services, that some seniors become overwhelmed and find it hard to keep searching for the right coverage. As a caregiver, there are many things you can do to help the process along.

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Tips for Daily Living

Top 5 Keys to PD

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Parkinson's Foundation

This Parkinson’s Awareness Month, we want to hear your #KeyToPD.

Here are the Foundation’s top five keys to living a better life with Parkinson’s:

Find a neurologist. Regular neurologist care can save the lives of thousands of people each year. Neurologist care saves about 4,600 lives each year in the U.S. alone.

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Tips for Daily Living

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