“Hearing is Believing: Speech may be a Clue to Mental Decline,” AP July, 2017.

“New research suggests that changes to your speech may indicate you’re developing thinking problems. More pauses, filler words and other verbal changes could be a sign of early mild cognitive impairment, which can lead to Alzheimer’s disease.” https://apnews.com/f042e0383ea746a786825220bc19a712?WT.mc_id=enews2017_08_07&utm_source=enews-aff-113&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=enews-2017-08-07