25 Signs and Symptoms of Alzheimer's Disease
As dementia progresses, a person’s language and communication skills diminish. He or she may stop mid-conversation and not know how to continue.
Vocabulary can be especially troublesome. A person may struggle to find the right word; call things by the wrong names (e.g., a car a TV); substitute unusual or incorrect words for familiar words and names (e.g., calling one's husband "him" or "that guy"); invent new words; or use familiar words over and over again.
With time, people may rely on gestures instead of speaking, revert back to speaking in a native language, or just speak less in general.
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