Aphasia is… “I have trouble talking and understanding. I know what I’m saying… but I don’t know. I can’t work out what exactly is going on sometimes.”

What causes aphasia?

Aphasia is caused by stroke or other damage to the language centres of the brain. Head injury, tumours, or infections and inflammation in the brain may be other causes.

Aphasia affects every person differently. Some people have only mild difficulties, others have very severe communication problems. Importantly, people with aphasia are competent and intelligent and still have thoughts, opinions and emotions. They can still solve problems and can still make
decisions.

However people with aphasia often know what they want to say, but have difficulties getting their messages out.

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