Left Right hemisphere hemisphere (n = 167) (n = 183) Characteristics N % N % Follow-up motor assessment MMT arm Grade 0-1 53 31.74 63 34.42 Grade 2-3 62 37.12 61 33.33 More than 3+ 52 31.14 59 32.24 MMT leg Grade 0-1 52 31.14 60 32.79 Grade 2-3 62 37.12 61 33.33 More than 3+ 53 31.74 63 34.43 Stroke-related complications Aphasia *** Dysarthria 46 26.59 93 50.27 Motor/sensory aphasia 40 23.12 6 3.24 Global aphasia
48 27.75 8 4.32 Inattention *** 7 4.05 32 17.30 Dysphagia 17 9.83 10 5.41 Apraxia 3 1.73 2 1.08 Depression 9 5.20 13 7.03 Other complications (1) Complication 42 24.42 36 19.57 (2) More complications 17 9.88 22 11.96 *** p < 0.001.
At 36 hours after the presentation, the patient presented again a complete motor deficit with global aphasia
and facial asymmetry, probably due to early mobilization without medical recommendation; the patient was reassessed with imaging methods and the enlargement of the ischemic area was noted (Figure 3).
Cognition in global aphasia
: Indicators for therapy.
 studied the cognitive abilities of patients with global aphasia
. The authors examined the performance of 17 patients with global aphasia
using the GANBA (Global Aphasic Neuropsychological Battery), which includes nonverbal tests aimed at assessing auditory comprehension and the following cognitive functions: attention/ concentration, memory, intelligence, and visual and auditory nonverbal recognition.
In addition, a preexisting form of dementia that exacerbated the degeneration of the language areas of the brain resulted in a more global aphasia
for this individual.
Out of this 23 patients had motor aphasia, 4 patients had sensory aphasia and 3 patients had global aphasia
. 19 had dysarthria, 4 patients had monoparesis.
With global aphasia
the person shows problems in both understanding and producing language.
(30,31) reported global aphasia
with left thalamic hemorrhage and right putaminal hemorrhage, with rapid recovery.
Clinical symptoms were spastic hemiparesis on the right and severe global aphasia
as well as severe AOS.
Ho, Weiss, Garrett and Lloyd (2005) investigated the efficacy of the use of communication books for individuals with global aphasia
. Their results indicated that more effective communication occurred when the participants used real objects and photographs to convey their messages, as compared with graphic symbols.
When Ackerman's husband Paul West, the imposing novelist, poet, and critic, suffers a massive stroke and global aphasia
, it seems likely he'll never speak again--the ultimate purgatory for an author of over fifty books, who had "wordsmithed for seven decades." The tragedy recalls Mr.
Ackerman, recalling the traumatic period six years ago when she realised her husband had suffered global aphasia
, explains: "In that moment, Paul moved to a land of foreigners, whose language he couldn't speak, and who couldn't understand him.
Language 0 = normal 1 = mild aphasia 2 = severe aphasia 3 = mute or global aphasia
0 = normal 1 = mild 2 = severe 11.
On admission, she was diagnosed as having global aphasia
and right central facial paralysis.
Improved naming after TMS treatments in a chronic, global aphasia