To start with, I am newly DX(Sept 2013) with atypical PD with dopamine receptive tremors(he said mine is aggressive for some reason), dystonia and I also have SLE with all the stuff that goes with that. So sorry if this is kind of long.
I have been having severe problems with cognitive function. My wife says I constantly repeat myself and I have a problem remembering words so it sounds like I'm stuttering.(I have to pause to remember the words or I will completely redo a sentence to avoid the word) I also forget where I put things, when to take meds, my short term memory is terrible and ANY kind of stress makes everything much worse. And my voice sometimes fades in an out. (This is new)
I did see a speech therapist at UCSF(when I was DX in Sept) and she did a memory test on me and I didn't do that well I forget what she called the test but it was where I had to count forward then backward also had to repeat a series of words/phrases also the months of the year forward then back, looking at pictures and doing word association. I did OK on the forward stuff but going backward she said I missed a few numbers and 3 of the 12 months, and on the remembering words and numbers series I did miss a few as well. She also did a swallow study and that was OK, she said that my swallowing was slow but no dysphasia yet. And my voice at the time was OK.
Are these related to PD or are they SLE or maybe a little of both? Also should I start seeing a speech therapist?
Thanks for your help