Primary Progressive Aphasia

Symptoms & Causes

Read a list of common symptoms and potential causes of PPA.

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Diagnosis

Find out what evaluations may be involved in making a diagnosis.

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Care, Support & Treatment

Learn more about treatment options and explore our support services.

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Research

Research Studies

Those living with PPA should consider enrolling in a research program affiliated with the center. Browse our list of ongoing studies recruiting new participants.

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Care & Support

PPA Support Group

We offer a number of support programs and groups for individuals and families living with neurocognitive disease, including one specific to caregivers of people with PPA.

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Events

Browse the calendar to learn about upcoming events associated with our center.

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Publications

Discvery f PPA’s Pahlgical Signare

Discovery of PPA’s Pathological Signature

“When you are able to understand the underlying pathology, only then can you find a treatment. You first have to disentangle the complex relationship between the symptoms experienced by the patient, and the actual disease that destroys cells in the brain,” Tamar Gefen, PhD and lead researcher of a new publication in the Journal of Neuropathology & Experimental Neurology, said. 

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PPA shares similar degeneraive prcess  amnesic Alzheimer’s disease

PPA shares similar degenerative process to amnestic Alzheimer’s disease

A new discovery involving the neurobiological basis of primary progressive aphasia (PPA) shows PPA may share similar neurodegenerative processes with those found in amnestic Alzheimer’s disease (AD). Daniel Ohm, PhD, a former neuroscience doctoral student, published findings suggesting that abnormal tau pathology and neuroinflammation are potentially significant determinants of the brain shrinkage characteristic of PPA. 

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