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July 2017

His answers are inappropriate – Understanding how Aphasia affects comprehension.

When a person gets a stroke that affected the language centre in the brain, they have what we call “Aphasia” – a communication disorder due to language impairment.  The person does not necessarily struggle to use his/her mouth to speak, but rather to remember the words or to form sentences in the brain.  This is a most frustrating condition, as these patients know what they want to say, but cannot find the words to express themselves.

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