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Are there any tricks to remembering words when you have Parkinson's disease?

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Parkinson's Disease
Duke Medicine
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... As for word finding difficulties, I look at PD as a condition that affects the RAM on a computer. The basal ganglia initiate motor and thinking circuitry. Your memory is fine, but the circuit that gets the word to speech is a little slow. When you get in a hurry, or you have a number of simultaneous tasks, it gets worse.

You may consider 2 approaches: slow down, and concentrate on one thing at a time or, perhaps, discuss increasing your PD treatment with your doctor.

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