What is aphasia?
Aphasia is a language disorder caused by damage in a specific area of the brain that controls language expression and comprehension. It leaves a person unable to communicate effectively with others.Both genders are affected equally and most people with aphasia are in middle to old age.
What causes aphasia?
Aphasia is caused by damage to the language-dominant side of the brain, usually the left side and may be brought on by:
It is currently unknown if aphasia causes the complete loss of language structure or if it causes difficulties in how language is accessed and used.
What are the symptoms of Aphasia?
The main symptoms of Aphasia include:
How is Aphasia treated?
Treatment for Aphasia depends on certain factors, such as: