Dissociative language deficits, executive control, and recovery in post-stroke aphasia: an exploratory observational and case series study

This article was originally published here Neuropsychology. 2022 May 18: 108270. doi: 10.1016/j.neuropsychologia.2022.108270. online before printing. Brief summary A growing body of evidence indicates that many, but not all, people with aphasia after stroke have executive dysfunction. Relationships between language and executive function skills are often reported in the literature, but the degree of interdependence … Read more

Five different diseases that attack the language areas of the brain that cause primary progressive aphasia

There are five different diseases that attack language areas in the left hemisphere of the brain that slowly cause progressive impairment of language known as primary progressive aphasia (PPA), according to a new study in Northwestern Medicine. We discovered that each of these diseases affects a different part of the language network. In some cases, … Read more

‘Memory’ makes me think of Bruce Willis ‘every day’

In the latest action movie “Memory,” which opens April 29, Liam Neeson plays a deadly killer facing his toughest battle: the onset of Alzheimer’s disease. As his character copes with cognitive impairment as a hitman, the 69-year-old star has been on his mind Bruce Willis since his fellow flick, suffering from aphasia, recently retired from … Read more

Key question with Bruce Willis and aphasia: is his condition typical or rare? | local news

Speech pathologist Katie Brown was among those concerned about Bruce Willis’ aphasia diagnosis. She is also concerned about her clients and others with a neurological condition that limits the ability to speak and process language, the vast majority of whom don’t have the mental disabilities described in a Los Angeles Times story last month that … Read more