Onset of dementia is delayed by four to nine years in people who speak more than one language.

Although he studied medicine in Argentina, his native country, Marcelo Bertier came to Malaga 32 years ago, drawn to the quality of life in the city. Now, the university’s professor of neurology and scientist at IBIMA is known globally as a pioneer in the combined treatment of aphasia (a language disorder that makes communication through … Read more

Anita Chapria: Bruce Willis’ family has opened up about his health – their heroic deed will help others | columns of opinion

Charles Decarli, director of the Alzheimer’s Disease Center at the University of California, Davis, was stunned to hear that Bruce Willis had been diagnosed with a brain disease a few weeks ago — in part because he knows better than most of what it means. The news brought him back to the time he was … 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

Keith Fossil’s Column: Gaining a Better Understanding of Aphasia | column book

Written by Keith Fossil The image of Bruce Willis, an athletic and wise movie star, struggling to remember his lines is a difficult one. Progressive aphasia is frightening to anyone, but when it strikes an actor who has demonstrated quick intelligence and physical agility for so long, it gets home in a profound way. Then … Read more