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.