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How will I communicate when there's an emergency in relation to Parkinson's disease?

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  • Use an intercom system or baby monitor to alert others that there is an emergency.
  • Use bells or buzzers if you are not able to speak. Use "codes" that signify urgency. For example, a tinkling bell may mean, "I'd like company" while an air-horn means there's an emergency.
  • Carry a portable phone that is equipped with pre-programmed numbers.
  • Pre-program all of your telephones so they can automatically dial the necessary emergency number(s).
  • Consider a "life call" button if you spend time alone.

From: Parkinson's Disease and Speech Therapy WebMD Medical Reference

Reviewed by Neil Lava on October 21, 2018

Medically Reviewed on 10/21/2018

SOURCES:

Parkinson's Disease Foundation: "Speech Therapy in PD."

Parkinson's Disease Foundation: "Coping with Symptoms."

National Parkinson Foundation: "Speech & Swallowing."

National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke: "Parkinson's Disease: Hope Through Research."

Reviewed by Neil Lava on October 21, 2018

SOURCES:

Parkinson's Disease Foundation: "Speech Therapy in PD."

Parkinson's Disease Foundation: "Coping with Symptoms."

National Parkinson Foundation: "Speech & Swallowing."

National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke: "Parkinson's Disease: Hope Through Research."

Reviewed by Neil Lava on October 21, 2018

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