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How Long Should Aphasia Last After A First Stroke
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
Damage: To broca's area of the brain.Get a more detailed answer ›
It's possible: Aphasia (inability to speak or understand speech) is caused by damage (ischemia or hemorrhage- bleeding) to certain parts of the brain (usually on the left brain for right handed patients) that control speaking and understanding speech. Tumors in those areas can also affect speech. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What type of aphasia affects the stroke patient's ability to understand sarcasm, connotations, etc?
Usually R side.: Whereas stroke in the left hemisphere can affect a patient's ability to speak or to understand the words of speech, strokes in the right hemisphere (especially temporal and parietal) can affect the ability to understand the non-word aspects of language, such as tone, sarcasm, innuendo. ...Read more
My father (75) had a stroke (aphasia)10 months ago and is on plavix (clopidogrel). He has been complaining about his right cheek (maybe numbness). What should we do?
Tell doctor: He may be reporting parasthesias in the face due to focal seizure. He may have pain, numbness or be trying to tell you that he can't spit out his words (or manipulate his food) Figure out what he is trying to tell you with the help of the doctor or a speech pathologist. Can he write his answers? ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Question is unclear: A good recovery would consist of complete return of speech and orientation but that's not what you're asking, no doubt. Could you please re-phrase? ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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