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Aphasia

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Introduction
Aphasia is a communication disorder which makes it difficult to read, write or speak.
Symptoms of aphasia
The main sign of aphasia is difficulty with communication, although the condition affects everyone differently.
Causes of aphasia
Aphasia is the result of damage to the parts of the brain that are responsible for speaking, reading, writing and understanding others.
Diagnosing aphasia
Aphasia is usually diagnosed after tests carried out by a specialist called a speech and language therapist.
Treating aphasia
Sometimes aphasia will improve on its own without treatment, but a type of treatment called speech and language therapy is usually recommended.
Complications of aphasia
The challenges of living with aphasia can sometimes cause further problems.
Preventing aphasia
As stroke is one of the main risk factors for developing aphasia, taking steps to prevent a stroke will in turn help reduce the risk of aphasia