You probably notice that people ask you to repeat yourself more than they used to. In addition, speaking clearly and intelligibly become a little more difficult. Parkinson’s disease can affect the volume, tone, rhythm and/or rate of speech. Many people will speak softer and convey less emotion. Words can be slurred or mumbled.
Parkinson Society Southwestern Ontario offers group sessions led by speech-language pathologists providing an opportunity to learn and practice skills for louder, clearer speech in a relaxed and social atmosphere.