Aphasia is a communication disorder that results from damage or injury to language parts of the brain.Aphasia gets in the way of a person's ability to use or understand words. Aphasia also affects speaking and writing in the same way. Many people with the condition find it difficult to understand words and sentences they hear or read.It can affect your ability to speak, write and understand language, both verbal and written.
Symptoms & Causes
Aphasia can be so severe as to make communication with the patient almost impossible, or it can be very mild. The specific symptoms and severity of aphasia vary depending on the location and extent of brain damage. Individuals with damage to the front part of the brain may have "choppy" or non-fluent speech. However, their speech may contain the wrong words or made-up words. They also typically have difficulty understanding what is spoken.
Incidence and Prevalence
Prevalence rate for aphasia is approximately 1 in 240 persons or on an average of 0.37% people in Russia. Extrapolated prevalence, 529,316. Population Estimated Used, 143,974,059. Fifteen percent of individuals under the age of 65 experience aphasia; this percentage increases to 43% for individuals 85 years of age and older No significant differences have been found in the incidence of aphasia in men and women. However, some data suggest differences may exist by type and severity of aphasia.