November is Epilepsy Awareness Month. The Merriam-Webster dictionary gives this definition of the word Epilepsy. Definition of epilepsy : any of various disorders marked by abnormal electrical discharges in the brain and typically manifested by sudden brief episodes of altered or diminished consciousness, involuntary movements, or convulsions.
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a·pha·sia is the loss of ability to understand or express speech, caused by brain damage. Aphasia gets in the way of a person’s ability to use or understand words. Aphasia does not impair the person’s intelligence. People who have aphasia may have difficulty speaking and finding the “right” words to complete their thoughts. They may also have problems understanding conversation, reading and comprehending written words, writing words, and using numbers.
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