Parkinson’s and Me Podcast

Parkinson’s and Me Podcast

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Those with Parkinson’s Disease experience crushing anxiety and overwhelming depression. This does not include the unrelenting progression of the disease that seems to rip your ability to move properly a piece at a time.

The effects of Parkinson’s makes it so difficult to accurately describe what it is to experience the degradation to those who want to help the most. Parkinson’s and Me is a podcast that is dedicated to the discussion of the multifaceted condition. It begins with a man who was diagnosed with P.D. in his early forties.

Out of my wish to not become a victim. I urge myself and others to take action. Let your voice be heard where it is needed. “By helping policymakers understand what is fundamentally important to those who know Parkinson’s disease intimately, you can shape their decision-making. Contact your elected officials now and tell them how they can use their votes to support Parkinson’s research and care.” The Michael J. Fox Foundation has made it so easy! Simply, click here. The Foundation has written and formatted emails to policymakers for you. All you have to send is to select “Send.” Including personal messages in these emails are encouraged.

“Daniel is a vulnerable host who is inspiring, and thought-provoking”.

2.5 Trying to Communicate Parkinson’s and Me

As Parkinson's progresses, it complicates our ability to maintain relationships with others. This arrives in the form of facial masking and voice impairments. Facial masking affects the muscles of the face, mouth, and throat that causes problems with speech and swallowing. Signs of voice impairment include others commenting that you are speaking slowly or that they cannot hear or understand you clearly. This leads to people with Parkinson's withdrawing from others which can make things worse These problems tend to increase as the disease progresses but may occur at any stage. Join Daniel as he speaks about the importance of catching these symptoms early so that we can extend the quality of facial expressivity and communicating with our voice. It's important to "flip the script" by actively pushing your voice by training or therapy. Also, learn how the muscles of our face can be manipulated to delay the masking that is common in Parkinson's. Add your experience and suggestions to the conversation in this Parkinson's podcast. If you would like to leave Daniel a voice message and you live in the U.S. call 1-706-873-1656. Email us at or visit our site — Send in a voice message:
  1. 2.5 Trying to Communicate
  2. 2.4 A Step Back
  3. 2.3 Sit a Spell
  4. 2.2 The Unbeatable Opponent
  5. 2.1 Picking Your Poison

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