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Can cognitive impairments and aphasia be symptoms of migraines or is it another issue to look into?
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
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
Different: Aphasia involves more than just written language, and is a term used more with the inability to express things, although the definition includes comprehension as well. Difficulties could be with spoken or written communication and are due to some type of brain injury. Dyslexia is a disorder of comprehension of written things, and does not imply an injury. ...Read more
There are few: Expressive aphasia (broca's) inability to produce language; receptive aphasia - unable to speak meaningful words (some people can do both expressive and receptive aphasia); global aphasia - unable to communicate completely you would need to clarify with neurologist or speecn therapist about specific type of aphasia. ...Read more