What You Need To Know About Aphasia - Deepstash

Bite-sized knowledge

to upgrade

your career

Ideas from books, articles & podcasts.

created 4 ideas

HUFFPOST

What You Need To Know About Aphasia

What You Need To Know About Aphasia

huffpost.com

STASHED IN:

136 reads

Aphasia affects communication

Bruce Willis has recently been diagnosed with aphasia, a disorder that stems from damage to parts of the brain responsible for speaking, writing and understanding language.

About 180,000 people in the United States are diagnosed with aphasia every year. It can occur after a sudden emergency...

Some people with aphasia may speak in short or incomplete sentences or longer sentences that are non-sensical. They also use unrecognisable words.

According to the Mayo Clinic, people with aphasia fall into one of three patterns.

  • Expressive aphasia:

Aphasia doesn't happen on its own

Aphasia is caused by damage to one or more brain areas responsible for language, such as a stroke. When the blood supply to part of the brain is stopped or greatly reduced, it can prevent the brain tissue from getting oxygen and nutrients. The impact can be immediate and lasting.

Other caus...

Symptoms of aphasia are:

  • Difficulty speaking
  • Trouble understanding speech
  • Difficulty with word recall
  • Problems with reading or writing

Treatment depends on the ro...

React

Comment

It's time to

READ

LIKE

A PRO!

Jump-start your

reading habits

, gather your

knowledge

,

remember what you read

and stay ahead of the crowd!

Takes just 5 minutes a day.


TRY THE DEEPSTASH APP

+2M Installs

4.7 App Score