Early symptoms of Parkinson’s: the voice

“Vocal symptoms are the most prominent ones
at very early stages.”


Parkinson’s disease also have impact on swallowing: people with PD drink more slowly, have difficulties with dribbling, they may be coughing. While having difficulties to drink, early PD patients may not drink enough during the day and thus worsen constipation problems that are often reported by people with PD.


“Singing and dancing are very good therapies
for people with Parkinson’s!”


These symptoms can be hard to notice as people with PD will control experience motor symptoms when speaking and walking for instance while they will not when singing or dancing for instance.

This is the difference physicians make between voluntary and unvoluntary motor programs. The voluntary motor program is usually preserved in Parkinson’s reminded Prof. Julia Johnson – which make singing and dancing very good therapies!

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