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Webinar Recording: Parkinson’s Disease & Swallowing

Originally Broadcast Tuesday, July 25th, 2019

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Webinar Description: 

  • Discuss the prevalence of swallowing problems in Parkinson’s and why patients may under-report
  • Associate a gastrointestinal model of Parkinson’s disease (PD) with dysphagia
  • Identify clinical symptoms that may represent a swallowing problem
  • Review the effect of dopamine replacement and DBS on swallowing function.
  • Describe Parkinson’s affect on respiratory function and breathing-swallowing coordination
  • Recognize the importance of clinical and instrumental swallowing assessments in guiding treatment, including swallowing exercise/s
  • Understand the patient’s perspective about swallowing problems and Parkinson’s disease as they relate to: timing of referrals, adherence to treatment recommendations, and quality of life

Meet the Presenter:

Mary Spremulli, MA, CCC-SLP has been a healthcare provider for over 30 years, and currently holds a nursing license in Florida and speech-language pathology license in Florida, Ohio, and North Carolina. She is owner of Voice Aerobics, LLC, a speech-language pathology private practice located in Punta Gorda, Florida, and is also the creator of the Voice Aerobics® family of products which blend the art and science of voice therapy into fun home-based practice. Her blog has been selected as one of the top 49 blogs about Parkinson’s disease, and she currently serves on the Education Committee of the World Parkinson’s Program, and the Medical Advisory Board of the Neurochallenge Foundation, Sarasota, Florida.

Medical disclaimer. This Webinar is for informational purposes only and should not be used as a substitute for consultation with an appropriate health care professional, as each individual’s medical situation is unique. It is important that you consult with your medical professional (e.g., physician, SLP) before implementing any course of treatment. Experiences that are new to you should be done with the help of a caregiver and when access to emergency medical care is available.

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