Aphasia is a communication disorder that results from damage or injury to language parts of the brain. Aphasia is always due to injury to the brain-most commonly from a stroke, particularly in older individuals. Aphasia can be so severe as to make communication with the patient almost impossible, or it can be very mild.
Aphasia is a sign of some other condition, such as a stroke or a brain tumor. A person with aphasia may:
• Speak in short or incomplete sentences
• Speak in sentences that dont make sense
• Substitute one word for another or one sound for another
• Speak unrecognizable words
• Not understand other peoples conversation
• Write sentences that dont make sense