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What is aphasia?

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Aphasia is a communication disorder that's caused by damage or injury to the language parts of your brain. It's more common in older adults, particularly those who've had a stroke.

Aphasia makes it hard to use or understand words. It doesn't affect intelligence. People who have aphasia may have problems understanding conversation, reading and understanding written words, writing words, and using numbers.

From: An Overview of Aphasia WebMD Medical Reference

Reviewed by Neil Lava on September 16, 2018

Medically Reviewed on 9/16/2018

SOURCES: American Stroke Association: "Aphasia vs. Apraxia." National Stroke Association: "Aphasia." National Institute on Deafness and Other Communicative Disorders: "Aphasia." The National Aphasia Association: "Understanding Primary Progressive Aphasia."



Reviewed by Neil Lava on September 16, 2018

SOURCES: American Stroke Association: "Aphasia vs. Apraxia." National Stroke Association: "Aphasia." National Institute on Deafness and Other Communicative Disorders: "Aphasia." The National Aphasia Association: "Understanding Primary Progressive Aphasia."



Reviewed by Neil Lava on September 16, 2018

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