I agree with your suspicion.
Thank you for posting your query.
I agree with your suspicion that your mother could be suffering from a condition known as primary progressive aphasia
. In this condition, the person loses ability to comprehend and speak and the condition continues to deteriorate over time.
This is a degenerative process, similar to Alzheimer's disease, but unlike Alzheimer's disease, other symptoms of dementia
are not seen (such as memory impairment, ability to take self care, finding way at home or outside calculation ability, etc).
PET (positron emission tomography
) may help in finding out the areas of brain affected, as PET scan shows the function of brain. This would help in confirming the diagnosis to a certain extent.
Unfortunately, there are no medications to cure it or stop the progression. Speech therapy
may help partly.
I hope it helps. Please get back if you have any follow up queries.
Dr Sudhir XXXXXXX MD DM (Neurology) XXXXXXX Consultant Neurologist