How do you prevent aspiration pneumonia?

Kathleen Donohue - Ask the Parkinson's Expert

Kathleen Donohue is a speech-language pathologist who works for Boulder Community Health’s Home Care Department. She’s been a speech therapist for 30 years and has been working with people with Parkinson’s for the past ten.

In this video, Kathleen talks about aspiration pneumonia. Aspiration pneumonia is the number one cause of death in all people with any form of neurodegenerative disease. Kathleen shares the importance of getting your swallow assessed before you begin treatment, different types of treatments used to help improve your swallow and your best next steps to prevent aspiration pneumonia.



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Neuromuscular electrical stimulation or vital stim.

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