Assessing and mapping multidimensional deficits in stroke aphasia

Takeaway

  • Patients with post-stroke aphasia have impairment of functionally distinct aspects of attention and executive skills.

Why this matters

  • Despite growing awareness of attentional and executive dysfunctions in patients with aphasia post-stroke, no occurrence of patterns of the impairments, or the relationship between non-verbal and language functions have been studied.

  • Demonstration of the functionally distinct aspects of attention and executive skills that are commonly impaired in patients with post-stroke aphasia may lead it to be potential adopted into clinical assessment and help guide clinical management and choices.