Functional Language Rehabilitation in Nonfluent Aphasia
This case describes a patient presenting in an acute rehabilitation facility for assessment and treatment of language poststroke. Of particular interest, this report outlines the patient’s language presentation, concomitant mental health considerations, and lack of social support at discharge.
FG was a 65-year-old man who presented to an acute rehabilitation facility 6 days following cerebral vascular accident. Computed tomography scan confirmed an acute stroke in the left middle cerebral artery region with specific areas of foci noted in the left frontal operculum, left insular cortex, and left parietal lobe. Prior to the insult, FG lived alone and had no immediate family. A neighbor and family doctor were listed as next of kin. FG was a retired ultrasound technician and had been receiving government support for an unknown disability prior to the stroke. His friend described him as “reclusive.” Previous medical history included high blood pressure, diabetes, high cholesterol, and depression. He had been treated pharmacologically for these conditions, but medication compliance was often poor, according to his friend.