AHA News: Stroke Survivor Never Lost Fluency in the Language of Dance, Art and Song – HealthDay

Stroke survivor Paula Gallagher in a photo she provided.

When Paula Gallagher arrived at a rehabilitation center five days after her stroke, she felt overwhelmed and devastated.

She also couldn’t speak. The clot that reached her brain had stolen her voice.

Gallagher, who lives in Madison, Connecticut, was diagnosed with a form of Broca’s aphasia, which meant she could understand what other people said but struggled to speak herself. She also had apraxia, an inability to control the muscles used to form words.

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