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Is it possible to have Temporary Agnosia after a traumatic incident (besides that cause by a stroke)?

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

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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Difference between anomia, agnosia?

Difference between anomia, agnosia?

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

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How does visual agnosia apply to health?

V. agnosia: Not being able to recognize objects visually can interfere with activities of daily living in older adults, and with school performance in youngsters. ...Read more

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Can you tell me the etiology of visual agnosia?

Can you tell me the etiology of visual agnosia?

V. agnosia: Not being able to recognize objects visually can interfere with activities of daily living in older adults, and with school performance in youngsters. Can result from pathology in posterior occipital &/or Temporal lobes of brain. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Agnosia?

What is the definition or description of: Agnosia?

Agnosia is the: 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, touch input or smells. ...Read more

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Can you have two types of agnosia at the same time?

Can you have two types of agnosia at the same time?

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

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What do people see when suffering from color agnosia?

Shades of gray: Cerebral achromatopsia patients, who have had brain damage from disease or injury, may be unaware of the change and attribute the gray look in part or all of the field to poor lighting, but understand they have a defect once it is pointed out to them. ...Read more

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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

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Doctors, what is the difference between anomia/agnosia/dementia?

Doctors, what is the difference between anomia/agnosia/dementia?

All found in AD.: Anomia is a problem with word finding and aphasia is a loss of ability to communicate which are all seen in progressive dementia such as Alzheimer's Disease.Aphasia therefore encompasses the anomia. ...Read more

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What is dry stroke?

What is dry stroke?

No bleeding: A dry or "ischemic" stroke is similar to a heart attack. A clot lodges in an artery to the brain which cuts of the blood supply causing damage to the brain. This is a stroke or a "brain attack". A "wet" stroke is a hemorrhage in the brain usually caused by either a malformation called and avm or an aneurysm or can also be called by uncontrolled hypertension. ...Read more

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Dr. Bennett Machanic
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Stroke (Definition)

Stroke is a loss of neurological function due to loss of blood flow to a part of the brain. This can be the result of clotting locally, an embolus from elsewhere in the vascular system or bleeding in the brain. It is usually manifest by a sudden ...Read more


Inability To Recognize Objects (Definition)

Inability to recognize objects is a clinical finding in which a person cannot recognize an object that they likely previously knew. This can occur with strokes or other ...Read more