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Famous Faces Test Can Help Spot Early Dementia
2013-08-13 05:03:14

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Simple tests that measure the ability to recognize and name famous people may help doctors identify early dementia in people 40 to 65 years of age, Northwestern University researchers reported Tuesday in the journal Neurology. "These tests also differentiate between recognizing a face and actually naming it, which can help identify the specific type of cognitive impairment a person has," said lead author Tamar Gefen, a doctoral...

After Stroke, Magnetic Brain Stimulation Helps With Speech Therapy
2013-07-29 05:23:15

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Stroke patients who have parts of their brain stimulated with a magnetic coil prior to taking part in speech and language therapy made three times as much progress than those who did not undergo the procedure, according to research recently published in the journal Stroke. By using a non-invasive technique to temporarily shut down the parts of the brain that function properly, researchers from McGill University in Montreal...

2013-06-28 11:29:06

American Heart Association rapid access journal report Non-invasive brain stimulation may help stroke survivors recover speech and language function, according to new research in the American Heart Association journal Stroke. Between 20 percent to 30 percent of stroke survivors have aphasia, a disorder that affects the ability to grasp language, read, write or speak. It's most often caused by strokes that occur in areas of the brain that control speech and language. "For decades,...

2013-01-16 10:39:04

Double special issue on aphasia, hemispatial neglect and related disorders published in Behavioural Neurology Approximately half a million individuals suffer strokes in the US each year, and about one in five develops some form of post-stroke aphasia, the partial or total loss of the ability to communicate. By comparing different types of aphasia, investigators have been able to gain new insights into the normal cognitive processes underlying language, as well as the potential response to...

2013-01-09 12:37:42

Older adults who have suffered from aphasia for a long time can nevertheless improve their language function and maintain these improvements in the long term, according to a study by Dr. Ana Inés Ansaldo, PhD, a researcher at the Research Centre of the Institut universitaire de gériatrie de Montréal (University Geriatrics Institute of Montreal) and a professor in the School of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology at the Faculty of Medicine of...

Pregnant Woman Diagnosed With Stroke Due To Garbled Text Messages
2012-12-26 08:09:02

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Doctors from Harvard Medical School in Boston report in the Archives of Neurology of a new medical phenomenon called “Dystextia.” The phenomenon was adopted after the doctors had an unusual case come through their doors recently. It involves a young pregnant woman, her husband, and a cell phone. The woman had just left her doctor´s office after inquiring about her baby´s due date when the husband sent her a...

2012-10-22 15:25:01

Actor, Author and Stroke Survivor Kevin Sorbo Delivered "True Strength" Keynote DENVER, Oct. 22, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Elijah Rutherford, 9, suffered a stroke before birth. By age six, Elijah noticed that few were raising awareness about pediatric stroke, a leading cause of death in children in the U.S. He wanted to educate the world that children, babies and even unborn babies can have strokes. He began taking his teddy bears, Pat and Patricia, to visit children who had...

2012-06-05 23:01:36

In rare interview in The ASHA Leader–the award-winning newsmagazine of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, speech-language pathologist Nancy Helm-Estabrooks discusses helping the former congresswoman Gabby Giffords regain her speech and urges greater access to speech-language treatment Rockville, MD (PRWEB) June 05, 2012 In a rare interview in The ASHA Leader–the award-winning newsmagazine of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, speech-language...

2012-03-22 06:23:44

CARDIFF, Wales, March 22, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- TS Eliot prize winning poet Philip Gross from the University of Glamorgan launched his new collection of poetry 'Deep Field' at an intimate event in Cardiff last tonight, 20th March. During the event, Philip read from and talked about his new collection that explores his father's loss of language, to deafness and aphasia, in old age. Moving and thought-provoking, there are poems about age, about family, about displacement...

2012-02-17 00:40:53

Stroke-related language impairment adds about $1,703 per patient to medical costs the first year after stroke, according to research reported in Stroke: Journal of the American Heart Association. Researchers retrospectively examined the records of 3,200 South Carolina Medicare patients who had ischemic strokes in 2004 and found:     Twelve percent (398 patients) had aphasia or language impairment.     Medicare payments for those with aphasia averaged...