HELP! I’VE FALLEN AND I CAN’T GET UP: RAIZER BY LIFTUP

Lifting a person who has “fallen and can’t get up” with the use of one’s own back and legs is nearly a thing of the past, thanks to a new medical device called the Raizer. A caregiver who was otherwise concerned about hurting him/herself while lifting a fallen person can accomplish the lift much safer for both themselves and the fallen person. A … [Read more...]

Remembering Royce J. Yust

Royce J. Yust December 19, 1934 - April 24, 2018 Royce Yust passed away April 24, 2018 after a long battle with Parkinson’s Disease. He was at home with his wife Kay O’Hara and her son Kevin Gorden. He was the third child of Raymond and Veronica Struckhoff-Yust. He is preceded in death by his parents, older sister Barbara Hopen, and stepdaughter … [Read more...]

MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT MAY 2018

MAY the road rise to meet you, MAY the wind be always at your back, MAY the sun shine warm upon your face. MAY is Better Hearing & Speech Month (BHSM) providing an opportunity to raise awareness about communication disorders. To wit, we present to you IMPROVING VOCAL LOUDNESS. With all of the awareness we did during April Parkinson’s … [Read more...]

IMPROVING VOCAL LOUDNESS: WHAT IS LSVT LOUD?

LSVT LOUD® is an effective speech treatment for individuals with Parkinson disease (PD) and other neurological conditions.  LSVT LOUD, named for Mrs. Lee Silverman (Lee Silverman Voice Treatment – LSVT) was developed in 1987 and has been scientifically studied for nearly 20 years with funding support from the National Institute for Deafness and … [Read more...]

INSPIRATIONAL: A BOUQUET FOR MOTHER

A BOUQUET FOR MOTHER A man stopped at a flower shop to order some flowers to be wired to his mother who lived two hundred miles away. As he got out of his car he noticed a young girl sitting on the curb sobbing. He asked her what was wrong, and she replied, “I wanted to buy a red rose for my mother. But I only have seventy-five cents and a … [Read more...]