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The Vestibular System’s Effect on Falls in Parkinson’s Disease

Written by Katelyn Trane SPT Without therapy interventions, 70% of people with Parkinson Disease (PD) experience a fall each year.  There can be many reasons for this high fall rate.  Many of the principal signs of  PD; including postural imbalances and slowness of movement, can be large factors of what…

Trastornos del Sueño en Parkinson

La trastornos del sueño son communes en el Parkinson, donde alrededor del 60-80% de las personas los padecerán. Es importante reconocerlos y hacérlos saber a su médico para tomar la major decision en su manejo. Recuerden que las recomendaciones que se emiten aquí deberán…

Psicosis en Parkinson: identificación y manejo

¿Cómo se presenta la psicosis en el Parkinson? La psicosis es un trastorno relativamente frecuente en el Parkinson que se puede presentar en alrededor del 60% de los pacientes en algún punto del curso de la enfermedad. Existen 4 diferentes maneras en que se puede presentar psicosis en el Parkinson.

Visual Changes and Parkinson’s Disease

According to the Parkinson’s Disease Foundation, Parkinson’s Disease (PD) difficulties related to the eyes and vision often progress alongside other PD symptoms. Some vision difficulties are related to changes in the movement of the eyeball. These are motor symptoms, similar to other motor symptoms that are caused by loss of…

“Psychogenic” speech disorders: is it all in your head?

What is a Psychogenic Speech Disorder?  A psychogenic speech disorder can be defined as a broad category of speech disturbances that represent the manifestation of one or more types of psychological processes. This can include, but is not limited to, anxiety, depression, conversion disorders, or an emotional response to a…

Tremor Management for Parkinson’s Disease and Essential Tremors

Tremors are involuntary abnormal movements that make the affected parts of the body look like it is trembling or shaking. Some tremors can be rhythmic, some can be intermittent. Some tremors can appear at rest, and some can appear only during functional tasks. Tremors can come in many different patterns…

Something went down the wrong pipe… or did it?

Disordered swallowing, or dysphagia, is important for people with Parkinson’s disease (PD), and other neurodegenerative diseases, to consider.  This is because most people with PD will develop dysphagia at some point during the course of the disease (the same is true for many other neurodegenerative diseases that we see at…