Too Many Misconceptions About Aphasia

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An elderly Kurdish refugee who has over 25 years lived in the Netherlands.
In the old days in this country, we were concerned about that. Everyone looks after his own, and God takes care of us all.
Nowadays, one `has to manage all by himself´.
Apparently no man worries about how to stay alive during this crisis. This even while his meager monthly income plummeted by hundreds of Euros.
Every man for himself and God for us all!
An old woman with her disabled child worries whether the law for social support can pay all the care needed. The old woman is reassured.
An elderly couple. As much as possible spending their time in the south.
Why? Because they are getting anxious here?
Aphasia patient. Elderly.
Who will worry about a disabled person or …show more content…

Indeed, among healthy people there are many misconceptions about aphasia.
Older people of course meet more problems with the phenomenon, but also younger people are confronted with it.
One of the misconceptions is that aphasia patients are by default seen as ´dumb´ and ´confused´. That is just one misunderstanding.
Did you know that 90% of the aphasia patients is actually normal? It is just the case that they live alone and in social isolation. These are two drawbacks.
That means that healthy young people exclude them from communication. But this is only justified in the final stage. The exclusion often starts earlier.
Too early.
Communication is one of the principal merits of the human race. As compared to any animal species. Of course, there are many different types of bleeding.
These are, according to location and duration:
Location: Brains (1) (also called aphasia).
A bleeding in the brains
Duration: longer than a few seconds to a few minutes.
Location: A TIA (2) (also called aphasia).
Bleeding in other places. such as an arm, the mouth, the heart.
Duration: often several seconds.
Location: A collapse (3) (also: called aphasia).
A temporary lack of oxygen caused by e.g. a

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