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Innovative Interventions for Aphasia - Free Live and Recorded Webinar

Learn about low cost cutting-edge technologies that can be used to maximize progress and enhance rehabilitation efforts to help people who have had strokes, head injuries and other causes of aphasia re-engage in everyday life POTOMAC, Md., June 11 /PRNewswire/ -- Join an award winning speec...

Dr. Oliver Sacks, NYT Bestselling Author, to Inspire and Marc Black, Award-winning Musician, to Perform at National Aphasia Association Benefit on April 1, NYC

NEW YORK, Feb. 14 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Dr. Oliver Sacks, neurologist, Columbia University professor and New York Times bestselling author, known for his neurological case studies in Awakenings, will share inspiring stories about the healing power of music for aphasics and others with bra...

Lingraphica introduces the SmallTalk mobile accessory for aphasia

(Princeton, New Jersey) Lingraphica, maker of the Lingraphica speech-generating device for aphasia, announces the release of the SmallTalk mobile accessory. Incredibly portable and light, it fits easily into a pocket or purse for communication and practice on the go. Users can take along a selecti...

Computerized writing aids make writing easier for persons with aphasia

It is possible to improve writing skills for those with aphasia with the aid of computerised writing aids. This is the conclusion of a doctoral thesis from the Sahlgrenska Academy at the University of Gothenburg, Sweden. Aphasia affects the ability to understand and use spoken language, and the ...

New Immune Approach for Treatment of Alzheimer's Disease

...or neuroinflammatory disorders. Drug Discov Today, 2009. 14(3-4): p. 168-77. 2. Tobinick, E.L. and H. Gross, Rapid improvement in verbal fluency and aphasia following perispinal etanercept in Alzheimer's disease. BMC Neurol, 2008. 8: p. 27. 3. Tobinick, E.L. and H. Gross, Rapid cognitive improvement in A...

Exploring new pathways to language

...ounds. "The standard of care for patients with aphasia has always been and will always be speech/language...ssing of speech among those suffering from Broca's aphasia and the similar Anomic aphasia. "Improving a pa...new neural pathways in the brain." The National aphasia Association estimates some one million people in t...

UQ research finds speech disorders can be assessed from a distance

...ession. Using a UQ-built telerehabilitation device, the study assessed 86 patients with various speech and language disorders, such as dysarthria, aphasia and apraxia of speech. Each participant was also assessed using the traditional face-to-face method, allowing Dr Hill to gather comparative data a...

Rice psychologist identifies area of brain key to choosing words

...rain images from 16 healthy volunteers and 12 volunteers who suffer from aphasia, an acquired language disorder as a result of stroke. People who have aphasia frequently experience difficulty with speech. The researchers found that while two parts of the brain, the LIFG and the left temporal cortex, res...

World Alzheimer's Day 2008 Special Report: New Alzheimer Targets Take Center Stage

..., double-blind, placebo-controlled study. Lancet, 2008. 372(9634): p. 207-15. Tobinick, E.L. and H. Gross, Rapid improvement in verbal fluency and aphasia following perispinal etanercept in Alzheimer's disease. BMC Neurol, 2008. 8(1): p. 27. ### Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/release...

New Drug May Help Combat Alzheimer's

...improvement in verbal abilities, word finding, and aphasia in Alzheimer's disease and related forms of dement... CA (PRWEB) August 5, 2008 -- Rapid improvement of aphasia and word-finding difficulties, beginning within mi...), the world's leading forum on dementia research. aphasia means difficulty or inability to use or understand...
Aphasia in Medical Dictionary

Aphasia

Dysphasia is a language disorder in which there is an impairment (but not loss) of speech and of comprehension of speech. The term dysphasia has been eclipsed by the modern usage of the term aphasia particularly in the field... Conduction aphasia , also called associative aphasia , is a rel...

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Aphasia in Biological News

Vasectomy may put men at risk for type of dementia

...th an unusual form of dementia have a higher rate of vasectomy than men the same age who are cognitively normal. The dementia is Primary Progressive aphasia (PPA), a neurological disease in which people have trouble recalling and understanding words. In PPA, people lose the ability to express themselves an...
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