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How to Get Rid of Progressive Nonfluent Aphasia (PNA)


Progressive nonfluent aphasia is also called as nonfluent aphasia. It is a language disorder. The person having this progressive nonfluent aphasia is very weak in their ability to produce speech. First the person become doubtful in speech and then talk less and then become mute. It is associated with degeneration of the frontotemporal lobe of the brain.

Causes of Progressive Nonfluent Aphasia

  • It causes due to low level of protein.
  • Motor speech impairment and agrammatism also causes to the progressive nonfluent aphasia.
  • The progressive nonfluent aphasia caused due to protein tau gene that is mutation.
  • It is related to the dementia lacking distinctive histology.
  • Due to damage of the network of brain regions causes the progressive nonfluent aphasia.
  • It causes due to widespread damage to the language areas of the left hemisphere.

Symptoms of Progressive Nonfluent Aphasia

The symptoms of the progressive nonfluent aphasia are as follows

  • Reduce language skill
  • Slow rate of speech.
  • Difficulty in finding right word.
  • Phonemic paraphasias.
  • Difficulty understanding the language.
  • performance on phonological tasks

Treatment of Progressive Nonfluent Aphasia

There is no cure for progressive nonfluent aphasia.

  • Neuropsychometric testing help to reduce sign of progressive nonfluent aphasia.
  • Single photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) scans shows the progressive changes in symptoms of progressive nonfluent aphasia.
  • Mapping therapy help to improve the sentence production.
  • MRI scan is used to treat the progressive nonfluent aphasia.
  • Speech therapy is used to improve the speech.
  • Exercise and practice help to develop repetative words.
  • Computer, workbooks and picture board are used to reduce the symptoms of progressive nonfluent aphasia.

Prognosis of Progressive Nonfluent Aphasia

The degree of improvement of patient is depends on the how much brain damage is done. Prognosis is very poor and management is very complex. Speech therapy is very effective to in preserving some ability for spoken language. The patient which do not develop this additional feature they can able to improve their active lifestyle.

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