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Prognosis of Aphasia

Prognosis for Aphasia: The outcome of aphasia is difficult to predict given the wide range of variability of the condition. Generally, people who are younger or have less extensive brain damage fare better. The location of the injury is also important and is another clue to prognosis. In general, patients tend to recover skills in language comprehension more completely than those skills involving expression. (Source: excerpt from NINDS Aphasia Information Page: NINDS) ...see also Overview of Aphasia

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The 'prognosis' of Aphasia usually refers to the likely outcome of Aphasia. The prognosis of Aphasia may include the duration of Aphasia, chances of complications of Aphasia, probable outcomes, prospects for recovery, recovery period for Aphasia, survival rates, death rates, and other outcome possibilities in the overall prognosis of Aphasia. Naturally, such forecast issues are by their nature unpredictable.

 

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