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Learn more about Aphasia

Content updated on Nov 2, 2022

What is aphasia?

Aphasia is a disorder that results from damage to areas of the brain that produce and process language. It can occur suddenly after a stroke or head injury or develop slowly from a growing brain tumour or disease. A person with aphasia can have trouble speaking, reading, writing, and understanding language, and the severity can vary.

Symptoms of aphasia

  • Unable understand what people were saying

  • Often hear sounds even though there is nothing there

Questions your doctor may ask to check for aphasia

Your doctor may ask these questions to diagnose aphasia

  • Have you ever had a situation where you could not understand what people were saying?

  • Do you often hear sounds even though there is nothing there?

Treatment for aphasia

Threatment involves treating the underlying cause and speech therapy.

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References

  • Marshall CR, Hardy CJD, Volkmer A, Russell LL, Bond RL, Fletcher PD, Clark CN, Mummery CJ, Schott JM, Rossor MN, Fox NC, Crutch SJ, Rohrer JD, Warren JD. Primary progressive aphasia: a clinical approach. J Neurol. 2018 Jun;265(6):1474-1490. doi: 10.1007/s00415-018-8762-6. Epub 2018 Feb 1. PMID: 29392464; PMCID: PMC5990560.

    https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s00415-018-8762-6

  • Orchardson R. Aphasia--the hidden disability. Dent Update. 2012 Apr;39(3):168-70, 173-4. doi: 10.12968/denu.2012.39.3.168. PMID: 22675888.

    https://www.magonlinelibrary.com/doi/abs/10.12968/denu.2012.39.3.168

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