Effects of Participation in Tremble Clefs by Individuals with Parkinson ’s Disease on Voice-Related Quality of Life

Parkinson ’s disease (PD) is a multifaceted condition that impacts a wide range of functions, including speech. The effect of loss of communication ability creates a cascade of effects which includes decreased participation in social events, social isolation, and potentially depression. If improvements in v oice occur, the cascade can be diverted. A physiological basis, as well as research evidence, supports use of singing to improve voice of those with PD. The implementation of a choir for those with PD has the potential to provide a socially engaging intervention, which is cost effective.
Source: Journal of the American Medical Directors Association - Category: Health Management Authors: Source Type: research

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AbstractMalnutrition risk (MR) prevalence in Parkinson ’s Disease (PD) is 3–60%. Mini-Nutritional Assessment (MNA) and MNA-SF are the widely Query used measurements for MR. The aim of this study was to identify if MNA-SF is sufficient to detect MR instead of total MNA in PD. Participants were compared in terms of anthropometric measurements, MNA (to tal, screening and evaluation), non-motor questionnaire, beck depression inventory, beck anxiety inventory. They were additionally compared according to evaluation part of MNA. All PD patients were divided into two groups as “with MR” and “without ...
Source: Acta Neurologica Belgica - Category: Neurology Source Type: research
Parkinson's disease (PD) is one of the most prevalent neurodegenerative diseases in the world with a harmful impact on the quality of life. Although its clinical diagnosis is based on motor symptoms such as resting tremor, postural instability, slow gait, ...
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(American Academy of Neurology) Depression is common in people with Parkinson's disease and contributes to faster physical and mental decline, but it is often overlooked and undertreated. The good news is that participating in cognitive-behavioral therapy by telephone may be effective in reducing depression symptoms for people with Parkinson's, according to a study published in the April 1, 2020, online issue of Neurology ® , the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology.
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Source: International Immunopharmacology - Category: Allergy & Immunology Authors: Tags: Int Immunopharmacol Source Type: research
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Source: Combinatorial Chemistry and High Throughput Screening - Category: Chemistry Authors: Tags: Comb Chem High Throughput Screen Source Type: research
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