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A stroke happens when blood flow to the brain stops. There are two different kinds of stroke. The most common is an ischemic stroke, caused by a blood clot that blocks a blood vessel or artery in the brain. The other, less common, is a hemorrhagic stroke, caused when a blood vessel in the brain ruptures and spills blood into the surrounding tissue. Brain cells in the area begin to die, either because they stop getting the oxygen and nutrients they need to function, or they are killed by the rupt...

Aphasia is a neurological disorder caused by damage to the portions of the brain that are responsible for language. Primary signs of the disorder include difficulty in expressing oneself when speaking, trouble understanding speech, and difficulty with reading and writing. Aphasia is not a disease, but a symptom of brain damage. Most commonly seen in adults who have suffered a stroke, aphasia can also result from a brain tumor, infection, head injury, or dementia that damages the brain. It is est...

Stroke as related to Aphasia

  • Aphasia |
    Stroke is the leading cause of aphasia, a disorder of communication that impairs a person’s ability to use and comprehend language.

  • What is Aphasia? | Internet Stroke Center
    Aphasia is a language disorder that results from damage to portions of the brain that are responsible for language. For most people, these are parts of the left side ...

  • Types of Aphasia - American Heart Association
    A stroke that affects the left side of the brain may lead to aphasia, a language impairment that makes it difficult to use language in those ways.

  • Recovering from a Stroke - Aphasia - SRABC
    Stroke is the most common cause of aphasia, but it can also be caused by traumatic brain injury ... Aphasia (Speech) Information for Stroke Survivors.

  • Aphasia: Types, Causes, Symptoms, Treatments - WebMD
    Asphasia commonly affects people who've had a stroke or other injury to the part of the brain that controls language. WebMD explains how aphasia affects speech ...

  • Aphasia | NIDCD
    What types of aphasia are there? There are two broad categories of aphasia: fluent and nonfluent, and there are several types within these groups.

  • Aphasia Information Page | National Institute of ...
    Aphasia is a neurological disorder caused by damage to the portions of the brain that are responsible for language production or processing. It may occur suddenly or ...

  • Aphasia - Wikipedia
    Aphasia is a disorder caused by damage to the parts of the brain that control language. It can make it hard for you to read, write, and say what you mean to say.

  • Aphasia - Mayo Clinic
    Aphasia — Comprehensive overview covers causes, treatment, coping skills for this communication disorder.