A growing number of people are seeking medical attention for memory loss and difficulty recalling names and words.
While some may attribute this to simple memory decline, it could also be a sign of primary progressive aphasia (PPA), a language disorder associated with neurodegenerative changes in the brain’s language areas. Unlike Alzheimer’s, which is commonly associated with memory loss, PPA is characterized by language impairments that gradually worsen.
To diagnose PPA accurately, a language examination is necessary, and treatment may require collaboration between healthcare providers and speech therapists. The introduction of a neurolanguage testing center at a hospital in South Korea has improved diagnosis and treatment options for patients with language impairments, including PPA.