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Parkinson’s Medication

January 2, 2022 by Megan Berg.
This handout is not an exhaustive list of Parkinson’s disease medications, but does provide a general overview of common medications for symptoms management. It also provides a list of side effects to monitor and report to the physician if observed.
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Parkinson’s Disease and Sense of Time

January 2, 2022 by Megan Berg.
This handout explains how Parkinson’s disease can disrupt the individual’s sense of time and this can impact accuracy with medication management and nutrition.
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Understanding Hoehn and Yahr

December 31, 2021 by Megan Berg.
This document outlines one of the most utilized outcomes to track prognosis and stage of Parkinson’s disease: the Hoehn and Yahr Classification of Disability. Use this as a handout as an educational resource to improve your patient’s health literacy, or use it to brush up on the classifications yourself.
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Non-Motor Symptoms of Parkinson’s Disease

December 30, 2021 by Megan Berg.
Most people go straight to motor symptoms when thinking about Parkinson’s disease, but there are many non-motor symptoms that clinicians need to address. This handout provides a quick visual reference for non-motor symptoms of Parkinson’s disease.
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Maintenance Therapy: What Is It and How Do You Justify It In Documentation?

December 29, 2021 by Megan Berg.
Have you been discharging patients who are not making progress due to complex health conditions or a degenerative condition? If you feel that these individuals will decline in function after discharge you may be able to justify maintenance therapy. This document outlines what maintenance therapy is and how you justify it.
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LSVT Big Frequently Asked Questions

December 29, 2021 by Megan Berg.
This resource is designed to help individuals with Parkinson’s disease understand more about LSVT Big therapy and guides them to finding an LSVT Big certified clinician in their area.
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How to Stop Freezing with Parkinson’s Disease

December 26, 2021 by Megan Berg.
Freezing is not only frustrating, but also a significant fall risk. This resource provides a list of tricks to prevent and get out of a freezing episode.  It is a great visual to have taped to your patient’s wall, walker seat, or any other location that your patient has frequent episodes.
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Sialorrhea (Drooling)

December 26, 2021 by Megan Berg.
This handout describes the particular challenges of sialorrhea, or excessive salivation, brought on by various conditions in the adult population. The first page describes the condition and its causes. The second page offers an explanation of treatment options.
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Parkinson’s, the Brain, and Your Voice

December 25, 2021 by Megan Berg.
Handout defining how changes in the brain related to Parkinson’s affect speech and how speech-language pathologists can help improve communication.
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Parkinson’s and Swallowing

December 25, 2021 by Megan Berg.
This two page handout includes a description of dysphagia, how it presents in people with Parkinson’s, how the swallow works, a brief description of lingual pumping, treatment and management strategies, and complications of dysphagia for this population.
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