Change in voice of a person with Alzheimer's?

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My husband has been diagnosed with early stage alzheimer's. I have noticed when he talks for a while his voice seems to change and he sounds like he has a mouth full of marbles. Has anyone else experienced this and if so can you tell me if it is normal stage in the disease

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Hi My mom and Dad were on remeron low doses. I noticed they both were having issues that looked like dementia. I had them taken off medication and each one has never had symptoms again. Symptoms like being out of it, seeing in double,unable to form thoughts and speech slurred.
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I see that the OP has resolved the issue. The pharmacist should have caught that interaction, though.
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My DH was never diagnosed with any dementia - but he garbles his words. I believe some of it is age related.

He also has dysphagia which is a swallowing issue - and the muscles that swallow most likely also are used in speech.
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Thank you for your reply. He is on risperidone and aricept .When I researched it
the two together can cause a change in the voice.
His doctor is weaning him off the (Risperidone )
Just hoping his delusions do not return.
When they started him on the risperidon he had very low B12 that is normal now.
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Cathy,
My MIL has early stages of dementia. My family and I have noticed the same with her speech as you have with your husband. In the beginning of a conversation with her speech is normal but the more she talks she slurs her words and mumbles.
We were concerned and took her to her neurologist for a check up. In HER case, we were told this is normal behavior as the brain becomes taxed with having to process thoughts and put those thoughts into words. Depending on the individual and the stage of decline they’re in will determine ability to focus on thought and then communicate.
EVERY person who suffers from Alzheimer’s/dementia is different so definitely get your husband checked out so you’ll know what’s happening in his case. Just wanted you to know there was someone else out there experiencing the same.
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When my mom had the early stages of Alzheimer's disease, she had no garbled speech so tell your doctor about that for possibility of TIA or impending stroke; take them to the Emergency Room. Garbled speech is more of late stage Alzheimer's disease.  Now if he's on psych meds that could cause it but it's a guess. Go to Emergency room to rule out TIA is best bet.
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