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PRIMARY PROGRESSIVE APHASIA

National Aphasia Association’s current newsletter has a great article on Primary Progressie Aphasia PPA. Click Here .

Neuroanatomist Jill Bolte Taylor had an opportunity few brain scientists would wish for: One morning, she realized she was having a massive stroke. As it happened — as she felt… Hear it from Dr. Taylor.

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Presidential Coin Commemorates John Quincy Adams who died from stroke. Read More .

Dr. Oliver Sacks is a neurologist and author of “The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat” and “Awakenings” among other books, and is a member of the Board of Directors of the National Aphasia Association. This article appeared in the New Yorker, October 31, 2021 and cited by the National Aphasia Association. To view this great article, please Click Here.

Overview Most people with a rare type of dementia called primary progressive aphasia (PPA) have a specific combination of prion gene variants, a new study shows. The study is the first to link the prion protein gene to this disorder. The researchers also looked at the prion protein gene in people with Alzheimer’s disease and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS or Lou Gehrig’s disease) and did not find any association with specific gene variants in those disorders.
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The Aphasia Hope Foundation will be hosting its first ever fundraiser in Vicksburg, MS, Saturday, October 4, 2003. If you would like to contribute to the fundraiser or have any questions or comments, please contact Heather Carr at [email protected]

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