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What are brocas aphasia, and wernicke's aphasia?

What are brocas aphasia, and wernicke's aphasia?

Different: Broca's aphasia is difficulty in expressing speech.
Werniche's aphasia is difficulty in understanding speech.
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What is Wernicke's aphasia?

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What is 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 happens in people with broca's aphasia?

What happens in people with broca's aphasia?

Broca's: These patients have an 'expressive' aphasia. Their reception is good and therefore understand everything, however they are unable to express themselves, their speech comes out like gibberish and doesn't make sense. This is often highly frustrating because they know what they want to say but just can't get it out properly. Hope this helps. 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?

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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How can I communicate with people with wernicke's aphasia?

How can I communicate with people with wernicke's aphasia?

You seem to be doing: Fine. Are you speaking about someone else with Aphasia?
Posterior aphasias are much harder to treat than anterior aphasias. Sometimes some reading and writing skills are preserved. The problem of not recognizing ones ability to get their ideas across often frustrates people. Be patient. With time hopefully the Wernike's will improve to transcortical sensory aphasia and eventually anomic aphasia. Read more

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What does it feel like to have broca's aphasia? How can you support someone with it?

Broca aphasia: Broca aphasia is a stroke affecting the speech area. The patient can understand you but is not normally able to form speech or a sentence - with aggressive speech therapy there can be significant improvement Read more

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What is the facial appearance like in people with broca's aphasia?

Brocas Aphasia: It depends on whether a stroke involved nerves to the face and eyes. An isolated brocas aphasia from injury to a part of the frontal lobe may produce no facial symptoms and only the inability to produce fluent speech. Read more

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A sufferer of insomnia, wernicke's aphasia, s amnesia and ocd, myopia, apd, is this problematic? Am I unhealthy?

A sufferer of insomnia, wernicke's aphasia, s amnesia and ocd, myopia, apd, is this problematic? Am I unhealthy?

Some of these: Conditions are relatively minor ; others are more serious. Do you want to be healthier? I would encourage you to work with your doctor using a team approach to address they medical problems. Take care. Read more

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I'm suffering of insomnia, wernicke's aphasia, amnesia and ocd, myopia, apd, etcetera. Am I still healthy?

Depends: As none of these conditions are life threatening or leave you unable to function at least somewhat in most daily activities - perhaps w/ errors and needing some aid or assistance - it could be said that you are healthy COMPARED to others. But your list is long and serious enough that you do suffer some and feel particularly bad at times. Things are relative. Take care of yourself and find support. Read more

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I am a sufferer of insomnia, wernicke's aphasia, amnesia and ocd, myopia, apd, etcetera. Am I still healthy?

Nope: Join the rest of us. Not sure what APD and etcetera are, though they sound less than delightful. Be sure and stay sober if you have wernicke's! Read more

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What is aphasia?

Speaking trouble: Aphasia is a generic inability to properly speak. There are 3 basic types: 1. Receptive: can't understand speech. 2. Expressive: can't produce speech (can't speak). 3. Conductive: a mix of inability to speak and/or understand speech. Read more

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What is aphasia?

What is aphasia?

Language Problem: Aphasia is the loss of language function due to a problem in the brain. Depending on the type people loose the ability to express themselves or have problems understanding spoken or written language. When the problem is primarily with the motor process of producing the words, while comprehension and formulation are intact, it is a speech problem. Read more

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Best way way to treat aphasia?

Depends: If you mean aphasia from stroke, it depends on severity and pt age. Younger brain, more plastic, better able to reorganize, milder aphasia, better recovery. Global aphasia, elderly pt, prognosis is poor. Lots of speech therapy. Some drugs have shown possible benefit but as far as I know, none has been accepted as routinely recommended by rehab specialists. Progressive aphasia is another story. Read more

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What are the types of aphasia?

Wikipedia knows: 400 characters won't answer this one - have you considered an online search?

http://en. Wikipedia. Org/wiki/aphasia. Read more

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What research is out on aphasia?

Aphasia: There is an enormous literature out there on aphasia which was originally described in the 1860s. The origin of aphasia and the brain location where it occurs is now well described. It most commonly occurs as a result of trauma or a stroke or a bleed in the brain. Research in treating these issues still has a long way to go in achieving any sort of brain regeneration. Read more

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How does aphasia affect language?

Aphasia: Aphasia means impaired language function. It may affect the comprehension or expression or both. Read more

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What does it mean if I have aphasia?

Not sure what you: Mean, aphasia means trouble using or understanding language, if you are asking about the cause, it is a problem in the brain from a number of possible causes like alcohol or stroke. Read more

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What exercises improve receptive aphasia?

What exercises improve receptive aphasia?

Receptive aphasia: There are no real exercises but a consultation with a speech therapist might be helpful here - usually it is just time and seeing where the patient ends up after the stroke or whatever caused the receptive aphasia Read more

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How long does aphasia last after a c.V.A.?

How long does aphasia last after a c.V.A.?

This depends on: The structures damaged, the extent to which the individual is left or right handed, the rehab potential at the time of the stroke to some extent, the type of aphasia and clinical course in the first few months. Those with posterior aphasia tend to have coprehension problems that will persist if they do not improve to anomic aphasia within a few months. Those with anterior aphasia do better. Read more

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