The Aphasia Journey
The left
side
of the
human brain
controls the ability to speak and understand language in most people. A stroke on the left side may result in aphasia and affect a person’s ability to speak and understand language.
In addition to stroke, other potential causes of aphasia include:
brain tumors
head injuries
infections
other neurological conditions that damage the brain
There are different
types of aphasia:
 Anomic Aphasia
 Broca’s Aphasia
Global Aphasia
Mixed Nonfluent Aphasia
Primary Progressive Aphasia
Wernicke’s Aphasia
Plus
Aging US demographic
More stroke survivors
Rehabilitation advancements
Better long-term care
Rising-Rates-of-Aphasia
people are diagnosed
with aphasia every year*
people have aphasia
in the United States**
There are four times as many people
diagnosed annually with aphasia than
Cerebral Palsy (CP) and Amyotrophic
Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) combined.
85%
of aphasia cases are
the result of stroke.
 pie-chart-stroke-aphasia 25-40%
of stroke survivors
have aphasia.
 

* National Aphasia Association  ** American Speech-Language-Hearing Association

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