Understanding Primary Progressive Aphasia

Understanding Primary Progressive Aphasia

Primary progressive aphasia is a rare neurological disorder characterized by people having trouble using word endings, verb tenses and other aspects concerning language use. People suffering from this condition can have difficulties naming objects and usually affects older people. Causes of primary progressive aphasiaMain cause of primary progressive aphasia can be found in the language center of the brain located in the left hemisphere. People with primary progressive aphasia may show a marked …

What Is Stuttering?

What Is Stuttering?

Stuttering is a type of speech disorder characterized by repeating or prolonging a word or syllable when speaking. Also called stammering, it can also be about making sudden involuntary stopping during speeches or making no sounds for certain word or letter combinations. Causes of shutteringThe underlying cause of stuttering remains unknown even to researchers. Some believe that it might be caused by certain brain malfunction. A brain injury or a stroke can sometimes cause stuttering in some peo…

What Is Dysarthria?

What Is Dysarthria?

It is not uncommon to hear some people make fun of those who have speech disorders. What these people probably don’t know is that speech disorders are medical problems that should not be the cause of humiliation for the person who has it. One of the more common speech disorders is dysarthria. Dysarthria is a motor speech disorder wherein the muscles of the mouth, face and the respiratory system may become weak. In severe cases, these parts may not move at all. The severity of a person’s dysarthr…