To develop a low-cost device that improves patient outcomes by eliciting the same methods of action of existing higher cost devices. To assess if exercising the tongue with this novel device can achieve increased tongue strength among individuals with Parkinson's disease.
A new study is looking at a device that would strengthen the muscles of the mouth to make eating and drinking easier for those who have trouble swallowing. Participants will be randomized to either the group using the investigational device for tongue exercise or the group using standard of care tongue depressors. All participants will receive compensation for participating.More
Individuals with Parkinson's over the age of 18 Willing to go to the Anschutz branch of the University of Colorado for 5 visits Willing to exercise the muscles of the mouth at home outside of study visits
Pilot - A pilot Study is used to obtain information, and work out the logistics and management, deemed necessary for further Research Studies.
University of Colorado Hospital
Liz Cuadrado, MS
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