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Parkinson’s Disease Causes Language Problems in Dutch Speakers

Posted Feb 09 2011 7:55am

Saw this headline in the Parkinson’s disease news feed this morning.

It is becoming more generally known that Parkinson’s disease not only influences a patient’s motor functions. Patients often also suffer from depression , fear and incontinence, for example. However, the disease also undermines the language processing ability. University of Groningen researcher Katrien Colman has found clear indications of this in Dutch native speaker patients.

Wow!  Man!  Am I glad I don’t speak Dutch!  I’m having ENOUGH problems with my language processing in ENGLISH!

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