Speech Problems in Patients May Indicate Freezing of Gait Risk

Speech Problems in Patients May Indicate Freezing of Gait Risk

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Speech Problems in Patients May Indicate Freezing of Gait Risk

Speech impairments appear to associate with freezing of gait symptoms — a sudden inability to walk — in people with Parkinson’s disease, a study reported. Speech assessments, especially during the “on-state” of medication use — immediately after taking dopamine-based medicines — may identify Parkinson’s patients vulnerable to freezing of gait, its scientists noted. The study, “Parkinson’s disease patients with freezing of gait have more severe voice impairment than non-freezers during ‘ON state’,” was published in…

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