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    • February 14, 2018 11:25 AM GMT
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      How to support people with aphasia with medicines optimisation

      Aphasia is a communication disability, most often caused by stroke, which occurs when the language centres of the brain are damaged. Pharmacists and healthcare professionals should be aware of how the communication needs of people with aphasia vary based on the severity of the condition, and how they can best provide support with medicines optimisation.
      Aphasia is a disorder caused by damage to the portions of the brain responsible for understanding and using language; it has been defined as the loss or impairment of the power to use or comprehend words, usually resulting from brain damage[1]. The term is sometimes used interchangeably with dysphasia, which is more commonly used in Europe.
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