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What is primary progressive aphasia?

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Primary progressive aphasia is a rare disorder where people slowly lose their ability to talk, read, write, and understand what they hear in conversation. If it's caused by a stroke a stroke, aphasia may get better with therapy, but there is no way to reverse it. People with primary progressive aphasia can communicate in ways other than speech, like with gestures.

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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