Monday, August 16, 2010
Doctors had to induce a coma, and for several heart-wrenching days, his family waited. Then Ebert awoke.
What followed over the next year was what many called a miraculous recovery, chronicled by The Patriot Ledger at the time. Ebert regained control of his body and returned to school....next
Posted by iRDMuni at 7:14 PM
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There are the concerts with his son, Nicholas, the lunches with friends and possibly a skydiving trip sometime in his future.
Gangi also has plenty of work ahead of him as a volunteer with Honor Flight. The organization flies veterans to Washington D.C. to visit their war memorials.
Just eight months ago, doctors weren't sure Gangi would even live, much less lead a full life.
On December 26, Gangi was riding a Ripstick, which is similar to a skateboard, at his parents' house in North Carolina.
Gangi fell, hitting his head so hard doctors weren't sure he'd survive.
His neurologist said if Gangi did survive, he'd probably never walk or talk again...Next
Posted by iRDMuni at 12:22 PM
ACUPUNCTURE COMBINED WITH LANGUAGE TRANING FOR TREATMENT OF MOTOR APHASIA CAUSED BY ISCHEMIC APPLEXY
Posted by iRDMuni at 12:05 PM
Aphasia occurs after some parts of the brain responsible for language are damaged. In most cases, this damage involves the left side of the brain. This results in impairment in language production or understanding and can affect both written and spoken language. A person is not born with aphasia. Usually, this disorder occurs suddenly as a result of a head injury, but can also happen slowly in patients with brain tumors or as a result of an infection, such as encephalitis. Most aphasia patients are middle aged or older, but anyone can get this disorder including children. The younger the patient, the better the prognosis after aphasia typically is. The symptoms of aphasia vary significantly depending on the size and location of the damage inflicted on the brain.
Trouble Understanding Speech
The main problem many aphasia patients have is that they do not understand spoken or written language. Typically, in these situations, the person suffers from fluent aphasia, which is also called Wernicke's aphasia. It is usually caused by damage to the left temporal lobe. The speech of a patient may have no meaning as she adds unnecessary words to her sentences and often comes up with made-up words. Typically, a child is not aware of his difficulties and may.....Next
Posted by iRDMuni at 11:37 AM
In my case, I have difficulty in remembering words on call, and in following arguments and directions, especially verbally. I need to see something in writing to be able to digest it slowly. For someone whose life revolved around the use of words and arguments this has been difficult. The following essay is my attempt to describe what it’s like trying to work with words and arguments suffering with a mild...next
Posted by iRDMuni at 11:22 AM