A nonprofit unveils new speech therapy to combat Parkinson's disease

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According to the American Parkinson's Disease Association, Parkinson's disease affects approximately 1 million people in the United States.

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 While it affects more than 10 million people worldwide.

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Hackensack Meridian Health, a non-profit health organization based in New Jersey,

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They introduced a new speech therapy program on Monday to help patients with Parkinson's disease resist one of the most common symptoms of the disease.

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This new therapy will be divided into two phases.

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Starting with a personal approach to patients, "Speak up!" Hackensack Meridian Health wrote in a statement that it will work with patients

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"Convert speech from automatic act to intentional act".

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This focus on maintaining speech and language abilities will continue with Part Two of the program in a group setting, called the "LOUD Crowd".

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Samantha Elandri said in the statement, "90% of people with Parkinson's are at high risk of losing the ability to speak,

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Also complications of swallowing account for 70% of the mortality rate in this patient population. ,

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