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Aphasia

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Aphasia In September 2005, Charlotte actor Carl McIntyre suffered a massive stroke at age 45. The aftermath of the stoke is that Carl lives with aphasia, an acquired communication disorder that impairs a person's ability to process language but does not affect intelligence. More than 100,000 Americans develop the disorder every year. A group of local filmmakers led by writer and director Jim Gloster, have made a film about Carl. It reveals how aphasia affects not only the person with it, but those around him and sometimes in miraculous ways. We explore aphasia and how to live with it. Guests Maura Silverman - Triangle representative, National Aphasia Association Denise Caignon - Therapist, UNC Center for Aphasia and Related Disorders Jim Gloster - Writer and Director, Aphasia the Movie Carl McIntyre - Actor, Aphasia the Movie More information about Aphasia North Carolina Aphasia support groups Aphasia the Movie website Click here to add and read comments