Therapy helps mend aphasia

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Aggressive therapy can improve language function and general cognition for seniors who have had aphasia for years, according to a study recently published in Brain and Language.

Study participants at the Research Centre of the University Geriatrics Institute of Montreal showed an improved vocabulary and ability to name objects after six weeks of intense language therapy. Neuroimaging revealed increased brain functions, researchers said.

Clinical attitudes will hopefully change based on these results, leading to more robust therapy for long-time aphasia sufferers, a researcher stated. 


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