Primary Progressive Aphasia

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What is Primary Progressive Aphasia?

Primary Progressive Aphasia (PPA) is a type of dementia that may occur in individuals under the age of 65, it is a deficit of language functions. Due to brain cell degeneration, PPA affects speaking, comprehension of conversational speech, reading and writing.

What is it like to have Primary Progressive Aphasia?

Common symptoms
How bad it is
What people are taking for it

Reports may be affected by other conditions and/or medication side effects. We ask about general symptoms (anxious mood, depressed mood, insomnia, fatigue, and pain) regardless of condition.
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What do patients take to treat Primary Progressive Aphasia and its symptoms?

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Who has Primary Progressive Aphasia on PatientsLikeMe?

Age Proportion # of patients
<20 0
20s 4
30s 1
40s 7
50s 6
60s 8
70+ 6


Distribution of females vs. males

38% Females
63% Males
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 2
20-29 years 0
30-39 years 3
40-49 years 1
50-59 years 1
60-69 years 2
70+ years 2

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 14
Not Diagnosed 4

These charts show data from Primary Progressive Aphasia patients who have completed their condition history
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