OTHER NEUROLOGICAL BRAIN INJURIES

Did you know?
  • 30% of all Parkinson's patients are under the age of 50
  • 20% of all Parkinson's patients are under the age of 40
  • Approximately 80,000 to 100,000 Canadians are suffering from Parkinson's Disease
  • 70% of individuals with Parkinson's disease reported that speech and voice were worse prior to the disease on set
  • over 65% of people with Parkinson's disease report difficulty with speech, but only 4% have seen a speech pathologist
  • 95% of Parkinson's patients have dysphagia

 

​There are several neurological conditions that result in significant changes in speech, language processing skills and cognition (attention, memory, problem solving and decision making).   
Some of these neurological conditions include Parkinson’s Disease, Huntingdon’s Disease, Brain tumours, Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, dementia, etc. 
By working with a speech-language pathologist, clients can maintain as many skills as possible and develop compensatory strategies to maintain their quality of life.  Good communication skills reduce frustration, embarrassment, misunderstandings that result in family strife, and social isolation.