Losing speech after a stroke can negatively affect mental health – but therapy can provide hope
Around 25% of adults will have a stroke in their lifetime. And around one-third of stroke survivors will be left with damage to the part of their brain that decodes and organises language – leaving them with a disability known as aphasia. Aphasia can affect speaking and understanding as well as reading and writing abilities, but does not affect intelligence. It can vary in severity from getting a few words mixed up, to being unable to say any words.
I'm conscious of derailing topic as as I understand this is more about the mental health impact. However there is still something odd about the graphic neatly following State lines.