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 Speech and LBD 
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I have noticed that my Mother's speech changes throughout the day and at times she doesn't speak at all and stares off into space more like you see with AD. From her symptoms she is in the "later" stages of LBD, she is almost 86 and in Hospice care. I have always wondered whether it is more characteristic that LBD patients don't become completely non-verbal like AD patients do. When I read posts from others who have lost their LOs it seems they were still talking to some degree. Does anyone know anything more about it? Any experience you have to share would be greatly appreciated.

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Thu Mar 18, 2010 6:13 pm
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One person's observations - My 88 yr. old dad seems to be in the later stages of LBD and was not talking much at all unless asked a specific question for the past 2 mo. Then with the Aricept the last few weeks he was talking more and was much clearer. Now he's back to where he was a month ago. :( He seems to talk less and less, except he is now screaming "Help" multiple times during the day, driving his caregivers nuts because he is not in distress......


Thu Mar 18, 2010 6:24 pm
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We have several in the local support group with presumed LBD who are anarthric (mute). I have never heard that speech or lack of it is a sign of AD or LBD.


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Sorry--I meant to post this as an original post, not in this topic. :oops:


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