Primary progressive aphasia

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It is a rare nervous system (neurological) syndrome that impairs language capabilities. Symptoms of primary progressive aphasia begin gradually, sometimes before age 65, and tend to worsen over time. People with primary progressive aphasia can become mute and may eventually lose the ability to understand written or spoken language. However, they may continue caring for themselves and participating in daily life activities for several years after the disorder’s onset, as the condition progresses slowly.Primary progressive aphasia is a type of frontotemporal degeneration, a cluster of related disorders that originate in the frontal or temporal lobes of the brain.

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