Aphasia (a-FAY-zha) is a language problem.
Aphasia means your loved one has problems understanding language and speaking. He or she may be unable to find the right words or put sentences together. Not all
strokes cause aphasia.
This means your loved one's brain may have problems with:
Just because your loved one has problems using language, does not mean he or she cannot think clearly. Most people know what they want to say, they just have trouble putting their thoughts into words. It's like when you have a word "on the tip of your tongue."
Some people with aphasia:
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