What causes aphasia?
may have aphasia
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It is possible that the language deficit is related to aphasia.
Aphasia is an acquired (not born with) disorder of language that is due to damage of areas in the brain.
The damage may be due to degeneration (changes that occur with age), minor strokes (which can sometimes be undetected), major stroke, dementia.
Aphasia more commonly affects the left side of the brain compared to the right.
There are different types: (1) receptive aphasia (difficulty understanding others)
(2)expressive aphasia (difficulty expressing yourself properly as in your dad)
(3)global aphasia (problems with both expression and understanding)
It is diagnosed based on examination mainly though brain imaging may be suggested.
TREATMENT:this depends on the severity and the cause. If the examination and tests show that it is not due to an acute severe problem then treatment would mainly be speech therapy assistance if the problem is significant
I hope this helps,feel free to ask any other questions
may not worsen
The intensity can vary from one person to the next. In some persons, there is no significant impact on communication.
It may not progress any further, the course can vary from one person to the next.
Since his cognitive function (ability to think and reason) is otherwise intact you can consider monitoring at this stage.
If you notice any additional changes then you can consider an assessment by his doctor.
please feel free to ask any other questions