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    What causes episodes of slurred speech in a 85 year old?

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Posted on Wed, 9 Aug 2017 in Brain and Spine
Question: Slured speech for 3 or 4 min then XXXXXXX
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Answered by Dr. Erion Spaho 54 minutes later
Brief Answer:
TIA, simple seizures to consider.

Detailed Answer:
Hello and thanks for using HCM.

I have read your question and understand your concerns.

Episodes of slurred speech may indicate transient ischemic attacks, partial seizures, but also may be related to anxiety disorder also.

Transient ischemic attacks may progress to ischemic stroke, so, this possibility should be evaluated further.

Discuss with your Doctor about these issues and further evaluation.

MRI of the brain and cardiac work up are also necessary to understand better your condition.

Hope you found the answer helpful.

Take care.
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