What is Aphasia and why do we need to know about it?
Aphasia is a communication disorder that affects a person’s ability to understand and express language. It is most commonly caused by stroke, but can also result from brain injuries or other neurological conditions. Approximately 2 million people in the United States have aphasia, and it affects about one-third of stroke survivors. However, despite its prevalence, about 84.4% of Americans are unaware of this condition and have never heard of the term.
Aphasia also varies in severity and can impact different aspects of language, including speaking, understanding, reading, and writing. It does not affect intelligence, but can make it challenging for individuals to effectively communicate and participate in social interactions. It may not be a permanent condition in all cases. With proper rehabilitation, therapy, and support, many individuals with aphasia can experience significant improvement in their language abilities and regain their communication skills.
That is why Aphasia awareness is vital for promoting inclusion, understanding, and support for individuals with this condition. By increasing awareness, we can help break down the barriers and stigma surrounding aphasia, enabling those affected to lead fulfilling and meaningful lives.
Our compassionate team at AtheleMED understands the challenges that come with Aphasia. That’s why we offer a comprehensive range of services, from diagnosis to personalized treatment plans, that aim to empower individuals with Aphasia to live fulfilling lives. If you or a loved one are experiencing symptoms, or if you need support in managing this condition, don’t hesitate to schedule an appointment with us. We’re here to help you navigate through this journey, providing guidance, support, and expert medical care at every step.