It is estimated that more than 2 million people in the United States suffer from aphasia.
The book "At A Loss For Words" is the story of the first three years in one family's struggle with aphasia - understanding it, learning to cope with it, and finding the resources to deal with it - told from the perspective of a daughter/caregiver.
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More people have aphasia than have conditions such as cerebral palsy, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson's disease or muscular dystrophy. Though aphasia may result from traumatic brain injury on the left side of the brain, the most common cause of aphasia is a stroke. As of now there is no cure. And because patients with aphasia may lose their ability to speak coherently or at all, most are not able to tell their own stories or discuss what they are going through.