Chronic Cerebrovascular Accident ( Cva ) Essay

1207 Words Sep 20th, 2016 5 Pages
Personal Information G.B. is a 74-year-old male that endured a left hemisphere cerebrovascular accident (CVA) after his involvement in a vehicular accident on his way to visit his daughter. The CVA resulted in a diagnosis of severe Broca’s aphasia. It has been seven months since the stroke occurred and G.B.’s symptoms have evolved.

Medical Background G.B. suffered a stroke caused by damage to the left inferior frontal gyrus. The location of the damage resulted in the right hemiplegia which G.B. presents with. Insult to this portion of the brain has also left him with a severe form of Broca’s aphasia. lBroca’s aphasia is a nonfluent aphasia. According to Schuchard and Thompson (2014), grammatical deficits are related to harm to the frontal/basal ganglia procedural memory system. Prior to the stroke, G.B. did not have any alarming medical issues other than high blood pressure.

Family Structure and Support of Communication
Currently, G.B. lives with his son, daughter-in-law and three grandchildren in Smithtown, New York. His daughter lives in the next town over, which is a short drive away from his son’s residence. These are the only family members that he is in contact with frequently. All other relatives, such as nieces and nephews, live out of the state which makes it difficult for him to see in person. However, before the stroke, G.B. was in contact with his nieces and nephews via Skype with the help of his son.

Other Communication Partners
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