June Is National Aphasia Awareness Month

Aphasia is a neurological condition caused by damage to the areas of the brain that are responsible for language. Aphasia can be caused by a stroke or by other brain injuries, such as tumors, infection, head injury or dementia. The National Aphasia Association estimates that about 1 million or one in 250 people in the U.S. have aphasia. The main signs of aphasia are:

  • difficulty expressing oneself when speaking
  • trouble understanding speech
  • difficulty reading and writing

Learn more at the National Stroke Association!

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