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Korsakoff and curious stuttering symptom

Discussion in 'I care for a person with dementia' started by Kevinm100, Apr 28, 2015.

  1. Kevinm100

    Kevinm100 Registered User

    Dec 19, 2014
    7
    Wonder if anyone has experienced these symptoms. My brother (56) has Korsakoff's and starts to stutter very badly when he gets confused about an appointment almost like he is having a panic attack. It only lasts a few minutes then subsides. I searched the forums but can't find any examples of this intermittent behaviour.
     
  2. kaycee30

    kaycee30 Registered User

    Feb 4, 2015
    20
    Hi, I believe that the amnesia associated with the Korsakoffs brings on speech problem/aphasia, due to the damage to the brain. It can be intermittent and almost seem like the person is intoxicated, but is a behaviour associated with the Korsakoffs.
     

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