Logopenic progressive aphasia
- Logopenic primary progressive aphasia
- Logopenic variant PPA
Your QuestionTwo questions if I may: Is there any know medications or treatment that can be used for this condition? What can the life expectancy be?
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As the most common underlying pathology of LPA is Alzheimer's disease (AD) pathology, limited research has been completed on interventions shown to reduce the rate of decline in cognitive symptoms in AD. So far cholinesterase inhibitors and memantine, medications used in Alzheimer’s disease, have not been proven effective in treating logopenic progressive aphasia. Case studies involving steriod use and Omentum Transposition Therapy have reported improvement; however, the results have not been replicated in other cases and as with other treatment options, long-term studies are lacking.
The National Aphasia Association provides further information on the medical management of primary progressive aphasias at the following link:http://live-naa.pantheon.io/wp-content/uploads/2014/12/Managing-PPA.pdf
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