People with Parkinson's Disease may notice changes or difficulty chewing, eating, speaking or swallowing at any time but tend to increase as the disease progresses. Just as Parkinson's Disease affects movement in other parts of the body, it also affects the muscles in the face, mouth and throat that are used in speaking and swallowing.  In this segment of Health Matters we talk about different types of therapy that help people adjust and maintain speaking abilities and understanding with therapists from Aultman Hospital. Also, if you're looking for general resources available in Northeast Ohio, check out the Ohio Parkinson's Foundation. 

 From left, Brad White and Paul White discuss Parkinson's Disease with Aultman Hospital's Michelle Sommers and Chad Gooding. 

From left, Brad White and Paul White discuss Parkinson's Disease with Aultman Hospital's Michelle Sommers and Chad Gooding.