What Is Aphasia?
Since the news about Bruce Willis’s condition became public, a lot of people have been wondering: what exactly is aphasia? It was discovered that the condition is a disease that leads to damage in the region of the brain that is accountable for language understanding and expression. This results in individuals being unable to communicate either verbally or through written language, which can have a devastating impact on everyone who is impacted by the condition.
According to research conducted by Aphasia.org, more people suffer from aphasia than from other common disorders like Parkinson’s disease, multiple sclerosis, and muscular dystrophy combined. They also claim that aphasia affects the lives of at least 2 million people in the United States at any given time and that one-third of people who have a stroke in the United States – approximately 225,000 people – live with aphasia as a result of having the stroke.