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Living with the brain disorder Aphasia

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Posted at 9:59 PM, Jun 03, 2016
and last updated 2018-12-27 16:01:24-05
It's a disorder more common than Parkinson's disease, cerebral palsy and muscular dystrophy. You may not have heard of Aphasia, but a million Americans are living it.
 
Those who suffer from Aphasia may have problems with communication such as expressing themselves and understanding spoken language. Day-to-day tasks like reading, writing and saying what they mean are a challenge. The most common group affected by Aphasia are adults who have had a stroke or brain injury. 
 
We were joined by Dr. Arash Taavoni from GBMC's Division of Neurology and Primary Stroke Center to tell us more about this brain disorder.