Primary progressive aphasia
A disease that affects parts of the brain that are responsible for language, thus causing difficulties in speaking that intensify with the progression of the disease.
Source: Houria Aiouaz, for Alzheimer Foundation
“Primary progressive aphasia (PPA) is a clinical syndrome characterised by a progressive decline in language and speech of neurodegenerative origin.”
Source: Matías-Guiu JA, García-Ramos R. Primary progressive aphasia: from syndrome to disease. Neurología. 2013;28:325-388.
- PPA is a rare disease that affects more men than women and begins before the age of 65.