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Information on agnosia and aphasia services?

Information on agnosia and aphasia services?

Sensations VS speech: Aphasia is the inability to process language. The impairment can be in inability to talk, to understand, to name objects, to write, to read, to repeat, or to do all these tasks. The lesion in the brain is usually in the dominant hemisphere. Agnosia is related to aphasia but has to do with inability to recognize sensory impulses as perceived by the senses (inability to recognize, odors, sounds). ...Read more

Dr. Mario Mendez
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Agnosia (Definition)

inability to interpret sensations and hence to recognize things, typically as a result of brain damage. The sensory mechanism is not defective but the processing of the sensory input is defective causing inability to identify objects, persons, sounds, shapes, ...Read more


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Could it be something bad if I have aphasia?

Yes: The inability to understand or use language, the definition of aphasia, has wide implications. And some of the causes may be helped with very early intervention. Get to an er now! ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of Wernicke's aphasia?

Wernike Aphasia: Speech is fluent but often degenerates into random hard to follow "streams of consciousness, which may be peppered with non-words or made up words. The speech also fails to provide good answers to questions posed to them, suggesting that they do not understand what is said to them. Hence there is difficulty in comprehension rather than articulation, hence the term Receptive Aphasia. ...Read more

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What exactly does it feel like to have broca's aphasia?

What exactly does it feel like to have broca's aphasia?

Trouble speaking: Broca's aphasia refers to an aphasia that usually occurs when a specific area of the brain suffers an injury, for example from a stroke or head injury. The left inferior frontal lobe is usually the area of concern. Patients have difficulty with speaking. They have full comprehension and know what they want to say, but cannot get the words out. It is a motor deficit and leads to the loss of speech. ...Read more

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What's anomic aphasia from?

Difficulty naming: Anomic aphasia is a language difficulty where the main deficit is naming. It occurs in people with brain problems most commonly stroke. ...Read more

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Dysphasia vs aphasia?

As below: Dysphasia means trouble in swallowing, aphasia means trouble in language. ...Read more

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Does aphasia from a concussion go away?

See below: A concussion causes loss of consciousness, loss of memory, or combination, but persistent aphasia is due to traumatic brain injury associated with the head trauma and needs further investigation. Healing may occur over 18-24 months, but would not wait to discover outcome. See a neurologist. ...Read more

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What is good aphasia treatment software?

Aphasia: Their is not much available in the way of software for treating aphasia. The best treatment is work with a speech therapist for speech training. ...Read more

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Are there treatments for progessive aphasia?

Some: Progressive aphasia is the most difficult to treat but researcher are looking into new treatments such as electrical brain stimulation (no surgery involved) in addition to speech therapy to foster recovery. ...Read more

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Is alcohol a primary cause of anomic aphasia?

Not usually: Alcohol addiction and withdrawal can lead to wernicke's aphasia which is usually characterized by lack of comprehension and fabulations. ...Read more

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Dr. Eric Weisman
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Aphasia (Definition)

Aphasia is a disorder in which one struggles to express and understand language, both verbal and written. It is caused by damage to parts of the brain responsible for language, and usually occurs following a ...Read more


Dr. Steven Beer
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Loss Of Speech (Definition)

Loss of speech is a symptom in which a person loses some or all ability to speak properly, either in making words or in making sense. Loss of speech can be due to brain ...Read more