What is aphasia and can it be cured? — The Guardian

Bruce Willis has been diagnosed with aphasia Photograph: ST Yiap Stock/Alamy

Actor Bruce Willis has drawn attention to a brain disorder that leads to problems with speaking, reading and writing, after he announced he was retiring due to an aphasia diagnosis.

The little-known condition can be caused by a stroke, tumour, head injury or other damage to the language centres of the brain. It can also be triggered by a brain infection or Alzheimer’s disease.

In America, the National Aphasia Association estimates 2 million people are affected and nearly 180,000 get the disorder every year.

Read more at: https://www.theguardian.com/society/2022/mar/31/what-is-aphasia-and-can-it-be-cured