Bruce Willis Diagnosed With Aphasia-But What Exactly Is Aphasia-Explained


I had never heard of aphasia before until actor Bruce Willis was diagnosed with it. More common than we all know.Photo: cnn.com

It was announced today by Rumor Willis, the daughter of actor Bruce Willis that he was diagnosed with a brain disorder called aphasia. This condition has resulted in Bruce Willis retiring from acting and leaving Hollywood. Rumor wrote "As a result of this and with much consideration Bruce is stepping away from the career that has meant so much to him," Shocking news that led a lot of us wondering just what exactly is aphasia?

Aphasia is a devastating condition that steals a person's ability to communicate, making it difficult to write or speak or even understand what others are saying. People with aphasia can have problems finding words, use words out of order, speak in a choppy, halting manner or use short fragments of speech. They can even make up nonsense words and sprinkle those into their speech and writing. This according to the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association.

For a more detailed explanation CLICK HERE. (courtesy cnn.com)


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