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Any voice treatment or ideas to communicate?

My dad has had Parkinson's for many years. In the last 1-2 years, it's left him unable to walk. Now in the last 3-6 months, his voice is nearly gone. Very difficult to understand anything he says. He is 86 but still incredibly sharp. Are there any treatments in clinical phases or anything to do besides the typical day to day doctor treatment and meds? If this is how it ends, are there any better ways to communicate?

  1. Hi . I'm sorry sorry to hear about your Dad. We do have a few of articles about managing challenges with speech and voice:

    - https://parkinsonsdisease.net/living/speaking-parkinese-speech-challenges/
    - https://parkinsonsdisease.net/living-with-pd/voice-exercises/
    - https://parkinsonsdisease.net/living/tech-apps-communication-challenges/

    I know watching someone you're so close with go through all of this can be so tough. Know we're thinking about you and your Dad. Keep us updated how on you're both doing if you can!

    - Kelly, Community Manager

    1. I am a Speech Pathologist. If you have not done so already, please schedule an appointment with one who specializes in the Lee Silverman Voice Treatment (LSVT-LOUD) or SPEAK OUT (The Parkinson Voice Project). Regards, Marc M., Moderator, M.S.,CCC-SLP, ParkinsonsDisease.Net

      1. I am just checking in to see how your dad is doing in regards to his communication issues. Has he seen a speech pathologist for an evaluation and treatment? Please let me know. I care. Regards, Marc M., Moderator, parkinsonsdisease.net

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