Study: Parkinson’s Patients Speak 60% Less Than Healthy Peers

Study: Parkinson’s Patients Speak 60% Less Than Healthy Peers

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Study: Parkinson’s Patients Speak 60% Less Than Healthy Peers

People with Parkinson’s disease verbally communicate less than those without the neurodegenerative disorder, according to a recent study that discovered that patients speak about 60% less than their healthy peers. Apart from the tremors and movement issues associated with Parkinson’s, the disease also can disrupt aspects of a person’s speech, including volume, rhythm, and intonation. Such difficulties in speaking lead those with Parkinson’s to rate themselves as being worse at conversing compared with their counterparts…

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