Aphasia

Common Name(s)

Aphasia

Aphasia is a disorder that results from damage to the parts of the brain that control language and can cause problems with any or all of the following: speaking, listening, reading and writing. Some people with aphasia have trouble using words and sentences (called, expressive aphaisa); some have problems understanding others (called, receptive aphasia); and others with aphasia struggle with both using words and understanding (called, global aphasia). There are many types of treatment available and the type of treatment depends on the needs and goals of the person with aphaisa.

Source: Advocacy organizations associated with the condition.

 

Advocacy and Support Organizations

 

Condition Specific Organizations

Following organizations serve the condition "Aphasia" for support, advocacy or research.

There are currently no organizations listed in Disease InfoSearch that support this condition. Create a listing.

 

 

General Support Organizations

Not finding the support you need? Show General Support Organizations

 
 
Top

How do you compare to others with this condition?

Privately answer questions about your health. Let resources, you select, come to you.

Anonymously share and see how your answers compare with others with this condition while privately providing key pieces of information to medical researchers, disease advocacy groups, and others ONLY YOU select to help speed up cures and better alternatives.

 
 

Advocacy and Support Organizations

 

Condition Specific Organizations

Following organizations serve the condition "Aphasia" for support, advocacy or research.

There are currently no organizations listed in Disease InfoSearch that support this condition. Create a listing.

 

 

General Support Organizations

Not finding the support you need? Show General Support Organizations

 
 
 
 
Top

Scientific Literature

Articles from the PubMed Database

Research articles describe the outcome of a single study. They are the published results of original research.
The terms "Aphasia" returned 613 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Differentiating between subtypes of primary progressive aphasia and mild cognitive impairment on a modified version of the Frontal Behavioral Inventory.
 

Author(s): Donna C Tippett, Carol B Thompson, Cornelia Demsky, Rajani Sebastian, Amy Wright, Argye E Hillis

Journal:

 

Behavioral assessment has been investigated in frontotemporal lobar degeneration and Alzheimer's disease, but has not been explored extensively in subtypes of primary progressive aphasia (PPA). We explored the ability of a modified version of the Frontal Behavioral Inventory (FBI-mod) ...

Last Updated: 16 Aug 2017

Go To URL
The paradox of helping: Contradictory effects of scaffolding people with aphasia to communicate.
 

Author(s): Alex Gillespie, Julie Hald

Journal:

 

When interacting with people with aphasia, communication partners use a range of subtle strategies to scaffold, or facilitate, expression and comprehension. The present article analyses the unintended effects of these ostensibly helpful acts. Twenty people with aphasia and their main ...

Last Updated: 14 Aug 2017

Go To URL
Data-driven classification of patients with primary progressive aphasia.
 

Author(s): Paul Hoffman, Seyed Ahmad Sajjadi, Karalyn Patterson, Peter J Nestor

Journal: Brain Lang. 2017 Nov;174():86-93.

 

Current diagnostic criteria classify primary progressive aphasia into three variants-semantic (sv), nonfluent (nfv) and logopenic (lv) PPA-though the adequacy of this scheme is debated. This study took a data-driven approach, applying k-means clustering to data from 43 PPA patients. ...

Last Updated: 13 Aug 2017

Go To URL

Reviews from the PubMed Database

Review articles summarize what is currently known about a disease. They discuss research previously published by others.
The terms "Aphasia" returned 58 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Constraint-induced aphasia therapy in post-stroke aphasia rehabilitation: A systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials.
 

Author(s): Jiaqi Zhang, Jiadan Yu, Yong Bao, Qing Xie, Yang Xu, Junmei Zhang, Pu Wang

Journal:

 

Constraint-induced aphasia therapy (CIAT) has been widely used in post-stroke aphasia rehabilitation. An increasing number of clinical controlled trials have investigated the efficacy of the CIAT for the post-stroke aphasia.

Last Updated: 28 Aug 2017

Go To URL
Case Studies Illustrating Focal Alzheimer's, Fluent Aphasia, Late-Onset Memory Loss, and Rapid Dementia.
 

Author(s): Gamze Balci Camsari, Melissa E Murray, Neill R Graff-Radford

Journal: Neurol Clin. 2016 Aug;34(3):699-716.

 

Many dementia subtypes have more shared signs and symptoms than defining ones. We review 8 cases with 4 overlapping syndromes and demonstrate how to distinguish the cases. These include focal cortical presentations of Alzheimer's disease (AD; posterior cortical atrophy and corticobasal ...

Last Updated: 22 Jul 2016

Go To URL
Transcranial direct current stimulation in post stroke aphasia and primary progressive aphasia: Current knowledge and future clinical applications.
 

Author(s): Rajani Sebastian, Kyrana Tsapkini, Donna C Tippett

Journal: NeuroRehabilitation. 2016 Jun;39(1):141-52.

 

The application of transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) in chronic post stroke aphasia is documented in a substantial literature, and there is some new evidence that tDCS can augment favorable language outcomes in primary progressive aphasia. Anodal tDCS is most often applied ...

Last Updated: 20 Jul 2016

Go To URL
 
 
Top

Clinical Trial Information This information is provided by ClinicalTrials.gov

Aerobic Exercise and Aphasia Treatment
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Aphasia

 

Last Updated: 19 Dec 2016

Go to URL
Transcranial Direct Stimulation (tDCS) and Behavioral Intervention in Aphasia
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Aphasia

 

Last Updated: 21 Apr 2017

Go to URL
NOn-invasive Repeated THerapeutic STimulation for Aphasia Recovery
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Aphasia

 

Last Updated: 7 Nov 2016

Go to URL