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Thanks so much for sharing your story, Denis. It seems like you’ve really been through a lot. Glad to hear that your doctors were able to get you back on your feet! The vocal and swallowing issues you’re experiencing are not uncommon. I thought I’d share two articles from one of our contributors who talks about his speech issues, as well as the…
We hear you, @writingbiz. Having just an ok day? – Chris, ParkinsonsDisease.net Team
That’s a wonderful perspective despite the challenges you two face. Glad to hear that you have help to work on things with your husband, and to care for yourself! Thanks for sharing, @nortonvivian! – Chris, ParkinsonsDisease.net Team
Unfortunately, there’s no singular test to help diagnose PD. Diagnosis is given after an examination of medical history and neurological exams given by a neurologist or movement disorder specialist (MDS). We actually have an article that can help you find an MDS near you here:…
Hi I am new to the group. I am late stage 3/early stage 4 in severity. My latest challenge is I am struggling to swallow and my food tastes differently, I also have speech problems and sometimes cannot get a word out. I also muddle up my words. Any advice on swallowing and improving speechz/
I saw a video in Brazilian Portuguese, that was so good about dangerous med to sleep https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kNUt5kFdKZs
Husband with PD has completed his 10th Big and Loud PT session and has shown improvement with walking, turning, getting in and out of bed and other movements. His therapist is very knowledgeable regarding PD and personalizes his needs.
Have not yet been diagnosed, but have been doing research and it seems to be every symptom that I am having. Is there a blood test or something my doctor can do to help diagnose this?
Thanks for your reply. I made a few phone calls today. Trying to figure this all out. I will read the article you linked. More later.
Thanks so much for your article. It hits very close to home.
As my 84 year-old husband’s Parkinson’s is progressing into stage 4 he has all the symptoms you list plus opting to sleep as much as he can. He had been a 3-4 times a week golfer, gardened extensively, rode the mower over our 2 acres, painted, and played bridge.
Even though he…
i am fine