Ann describes possible swallowing problems

Signs of Swallowing Problems

In the video below, Ann talks about signs of swallowing problems, especially in Parkinson’s Disease. This is the third video Ann has created to help you understand speech and swallowing problems in Parkinson’s Disease. In the first video, Ann talks about speech changes in Parkinson’s and how using intent helps. To watch video 1, click here. The second video is titled “How to Protect Swallowing in Parkinson’s Disease” and you can watch it by clicking here.

Disordered swallowing, also known as dysphagia, is something people with Parkinson’s Disease often experience. How do you know if you have disordered swallowing, or dysphagia? Ann discusses signs of swallowing problems common in Parkinson’s, including chewing problems, fatigue, and even difficulty managing saliva. Ann uses a down-to-earth approach to compassionately provide facts about this topic. In her next video, she will talk about what to expect at a swallowing evaluation.

At The Sound Center, we see many people with Parkinson’s Disease. If you or a loved one has Parkinson’s, early treatment for speech and swallowing problems is recommended. Click here to learn about the speech treatments we provide to help people with PD and contact us to schedule an evaluation.