The Assistance Fund Inc.

  The Assistance Fund is an independent charitable patient assistance foundation that helps patients and families facing high medical out-of-pocket costs by providing financial assistance for their copayments, coinsurance, deductibles and other health-related expenses. We manage more than 30 funds – each of which covers the FDA-approved … [Read more...]

FOODS BAD FOR CONSTIPATION

FOODS BAD FOR CONSTIPATION PRO Staff Writer People with Parkinson’s seem to be riddled with constipation. Last Month we covered the use of magnesium to relieve constipation. If you get constipated often, you may want to take a look at your diet. Here’s a list of items you should either avoid or eat/use less of; in some cases you may find … [Read more...]

PREVENT ASPIRATION PNEUMONIA WITH A HEALTHY SWALLOW

  Lucy Sanchez, M.S. CCC-SLP certified in LSVT LOUD Speech Language Pathologists can be a great resource in improving your receptive and expressive communication, aid in preventing memory loss, offer caregiver recommendations and help with sound pronunciation. The focus of this article is to discuss another valuable service: building … [Read more...]

GETTING HELP WITH YOUR TREATMENT

Patient Access Network Foundation (PAN) is committed to helping patients in need get access to their medications by providing co-payment assistance. Patients can submit their application online by answering basic questions. Please check the specific disease page to see if funding is currently available. Please note that only eligible patients … [Read more...]

SWALLOWING DIFFICULTIES – A SERIOUS PROBLEM

SYMPTOMS, THERAPIES & TIPS Especially during the holidays, swallowing issues need to be kept in check. Drinking plenty of fluids is critical, however, drinking the right texture of fluid is also critical. Liquid that is too thin for some swallowers will increase choking and cause aspiration as well as aspiration pneumonia. It is estimated … [Read more...]