What is progressive non fluent aphasia?

Progressive non fluent aphasia (PNFA) is a condition which affects a person’s ability to use language. It’s part of a group of conditions known as frontotemporal dementia (FTD).

A person may experience symptoms like:

  • Slow or hesitant speech e.g. speaking in shorter sentences
  • Difficultly speaking or starting a conversation; preferring to listen instead
  • Difficulty finding the right word
  • An increase in grammatical mistakes and pauses in speech
  • Difficulty understanding complex sentences
  • Making mistakes in sounds used in speech.

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