About aphasia

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About Aphasia

Aphasia is an acquired disorder caused by brain damage which affects communication ability to varying degrees. It occurs without warnings.

People with aphasia know what they want to say, but they have trouble saying it. They know who you are, even if they cannot say your name. They still remember the past, even if they cannot tell a story. They know what they want, even if they cannot tell you.

We all take language for granted. It is hard to imagine life without it.