Alzheimer’s Disease

Speech Therapy and Primary Progressive Aphasia

by VocoVision on November 11, 2016

PPA speech therapyPrimary progressive aphasia, or PPA, is a neurological syndrome in which language capabilities become progressively impaired over time. Unlike other forms of aphasia that come as a result of brain injury or stroke, PPA is caused by neurodegenerative diseases like Alzheimer’s Disease or Frontotemporal Lobar Degeneration. This comes as a result of degeneration of brain tissues necessary for speech and language. Typically, the first symptoms are problems with language and speech, though there are other issues associated with underlying disease like memory loss that may occur later. [continue reading…]