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    My stroke was over 11 years ago, and though my cognitive skills are sharp and my stress is low, my aphasia is slipping slightly. Should I be worried and anything to do to keep the aphasia level from dropping?
    Joyce from Portland 

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    • George Scola

      Hi Joyce
      I find that if I am fatigued, my aphasia tends to be effected, my word finding ability deteriorates and slurring occurs.
      I don’t think it should be anything to concern yourself about, gets some rest and perhaps monitor it over a lengthy period and if it worsens, see a therapist.


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    • Jonathan Gornash

      Joyce, you are doing great. Do not get stressed out. We all see ups and downs. Downs are not permanent.

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