Parkinson's disease is a degenerative disorder of the central nervous system. The disease is named after the English doctor James Parkinson, who published the first detailed description in An Essay on the Shaking Palsy in 1817. These articles provide general information about Parkinson's Disease.
Speech Therapy for Parkinson’s Disease Swallowing Problems Eating and swallowing are complex neuromuscular activities consisting essentially of three phases: an oral, pharyngeal and oesophageal phase. Each phase is controlled by a different neurological mechanism. The oral phase is voluntary (i.e. biting and chewing). The pharyngeal phase of the swallow is initiated after the oral phase […]