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Is it possible to have Temporary Agnosia after a traumatic incident (besides that cause by a stroke)?
Yes it is: possible, with most brain injuries even with a concussion. Closed head injuries especially can cause temporary agnosia with some permanent sequelae as brain cells do not regenerate like most of the rest of the body. Please see a board certified neurologist ASAP for diagnosis and treatment. Thanks for trusting in HealthTap. ...Read more
Of course: But, we need more details to more fully answer your enquiry. Contact concierge service to complete our understanding of your difficulties, so you can be helped obtain what you need. ...Read more
Speech and awareness: A simple definition of anomia (inability) or dysnomia (difficulty) is trouble with naming things. This can involve confrontation naming, and sometimes is more evident when being asked to name parts of objects. Agnosia means lack of awareness or knowledge. There are many specific types such as lack of awareness of illness (anosagnosia), lack of ability to recognize faces (prosopagnosia) etc. ...Read more
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
Although the first f: The first few months is a significant predictor for the level of stroke recovery. However, recovery can continue over a much longer period of time. In fact there are some strategies that take advantage of neurologic plasticity for a sub group of patient to facilitate further recovery even years after the initial event. Evaluation and guidance by an appropriate medical specialist is critical. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Stroke: Repetitive motions working on the are where weakness exists will help. Be aware that depression and the loss of effort and or hope can be detrimental for recovery. Repetitive efforts to use the neural circuits which have been damaged however although frustrating can be quite helpful. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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