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  •  My mother had it.. (0+ / 0-)

    it was caused by Fronto Temporal Dementia. A degenerative brain disease much like Alzheimers but more agressive.  I'm glad you got better, but you never said how.  My wife has a form of FTD called Semantic which also effects speech, but differently.  My mom was reduced to "word salad"  babbling along lots of word but no meaning.  My wife can still do stntences, but has trouble with verbs and nouns.. The brain is a weird and magistic thing.

    “It's a terrible thing to look over your shoulder when you are trying to lead - and find no one there” ---Franklin D. Roosevelt

    by vmckimmey on Tue Jan 24, 2012 at 07:55:22 AM PST

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