What is Primary Progressive Aphasia?
Primary progressive aphasia (PPA) is different from the other types of aphasia because it is not caused by a stroke or other brain injury. PPA results from dementia and is considered a neurodegenerative disease. This means that there is a loss of brain tissue, and symptoms get worse over time.
Speech and language are the primary areas affected in the early stages. In later stages, other symptoms related to dementia may appear, such as memory loss.