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!