11Jun, 2018

Go Purple for Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness

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Many of us have heard the terms dementia and Alzheimer’s but aren’t sure of the difference.  Dementia is not a disease, rather it describes symptoms of declining mental ability severe enough to affect daily living. Symptoms of dementia include memory loss, impaired communication and language, inability to focus and pay attention, impaired reasoning and judgement, and impaired visual perception. While some forms of dementia are reversible, most are not. Most types of dementia are considered progressive, meaning symptoms start out slowly and gradually get worse over time. Dementia is caused by […]
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what is aphasia
9Jun, 2016

What is Aphasia?

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Aphasia is a communication disorder that is caused by damage to the brain. What is Aphasia and what causes it? The most common cause of aphasia is stroke, particularly in the elderly, but can also be the result of infections, brain tumors or head trauma. Aphasia can be severe enough to affect the ability of the patient to produce or comprehend speech, making communication nearly impossible. Or it can be mild enough that the symptoms are difficult to identify. Since Aphasia is caused by injury to the part of the […]
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