Parkinson’s Disease: A Journey Through the Stages of Loss

Introduction: Parkinson’s disease is a progressive neurological disorder that affects millions of people worldwide. It is a chronic and degenerative condition that primarily affects the movement and coordination of the body. Parkinson’s disease can be devastating, both for the person diagnosed and their loved ones. As the disease progresses, it can cause significant changes to…

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How serious is Parkinson’s Disease?

Parkinson’s disease is a neurodegenerative disorder that affects the dopamine-producing neurons in the brain. It is a chronic and progressive disease that affects approximately 10 million people worldwide. The severity of Parkinson’s disease can vary greatly from person to person, with some experiencing mild symptoms and others experiencing severe disability. Parkinson’s disease is characterized by…

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What is cognitive rehabilitation and how can a speech therapist help?

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As a speech-language pathologist (speech therapist) who treats clients with traumatic brain injuries I frequently provide cognitive rehabilitation and compensatory strategy training. Cognition includes but is not limited to; memory, attention, problem solving, reasoning, organization, planning, and information processing. Basically, all the skills our brains need to complete day to day tasks. Following a traumatic…

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