AMNESTIC APHASIA

a weakened capacity to understand the symbolism of words and to remember the correct titles for items. Minimal types might be as result of tiredness, inebriation, aging, or worry- more serious types are generally a sign of a focal lesion residing in the space between the first temporal gyrus on the left side of the brain and the angular gyrus. Commonly referred to as amnesic aphasia.

AMNESTIC APHASIA: "The amnestic aphasia Mark experienced was so severe that he could no longer understood what to do with the everyday objects he once used- he was unsure what to call simple items such as a cup, or a straw."
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "AMNESTIC APHASIA," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/amnestic-aphasia/ (accessed February 19, 2020).
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