The devasting effects of Aphasia

The devasting effects of Aphasia

Imagine waking up to a world where they took the words from your mouth. Simple everyday tasks suddenly become impossible: chatting freely, write text messages, enjoy reading a good book, ordering from a menu in the restaurant, browse the Web and more. That's exactly how a person feels with Aphasia.

So what is Aphasia? Aphasia is a language disorder caused by damage in a specific area of the brain that controls language expression and comprehension. Aphasia causes a full or partial loss of speech, understanding, reading and writing abilities. In these cases, the rehabilitation speech therapy and communication team at the Reuth Rehabilitation hospital, focus on improving the functioning of the damaged language, combining the patient with previous social circles and adjusting its communication methods to his abilities.

One of these cases is the story of Billy Zamir, a fashion designer from Ramat Gan, who seven years ago had a head injury which caused her Aphasia. After six months of intensive rehabilitation at Reuth, Billie fought to live an independent life. She has now been able to return to the work she loves so much, in which she invests hours in designing fashion details.Imagine waking up to a world where they took the words from your mouth. Simple everyday tasks suddenly become impossible: chatting freely, write text messages, enjoy reading a good book, ordering from a menu in the restaurant, browse the Web and more. That's exactly how a person feels with Aphasia.


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