Parkinson’s – Discussion Group and Education Series
March 15, 2023
DRY MOUTH: Dry mouth refers to a condition where your salivary glands don’t produce enough saliva to keep your mouth wet.
Managing Dry Mouth
Biotene Products: Oral rinse Oral gel Mouth Spray Lozenges.
ACT oral rinse for dry mouth.
Mentos Sugar Free Gum
Mentos Sugar-free Mints
Zellie’s Dental Mints
The key ingredient to look for is xylitol
Pilocarpine (prescription only) is used to increase the saliva in the mouth.
Pain Management Suggestions
(Always check with your Doctor before trying any of the below products)
Exercise – back pain needs stretching
Ice packs – (Patrick’s recommendation Colpac w/ 6 inch elastic bandage purchased separately)
FATIGUE vs SLEEPINESS
Sleepiness or drowsiness is the feeling that you need to sleep
Fatigue is a lack of energy and motivation. You may be fatigued but not sleepy.
PWP need 7 to 9 hours of sleep per night.