Progressive Loss of Language: What is Primary Progressive Aphasia (PPA)?

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September 12, 2019 at 5:00pm - 6:30pm


UT Health San Antonio MD Anderson Cancer Center, Mabee Conference Room 4th Floor, 7979 Wurzbach Road, San Antonio, TX 78229

Event Details:

Featured topic: “Progressive Loss of Language: What is Primary Progressive Aphasia (PPA)?"

Primary Progressive Aphasia (PPA) is a neurological syndrome in which language capabilities become slowly and progressively impaired from a neurodegenerative disease, such as Alzheimer’s.

Join us for open discussion surrounding PPA. After the presentation, attendees are welcomed to ask questions with the leading experts for Q&A.

Event is free and open to the public. Light refreshments and snacks will be provided.

Unable to attend in person? This lecture will be recorded and later posted on our Dialogue on Dementia web page with all of our past dialogues.



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About the Speaker(s)

Maya Henry, Ph.D., CCC-SLP

Assistant Professor in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders and the Department of Neurology at Dell Medical School at The University of Texas at Austin

Director of the Aphasia Research and Treatment Lab

Maya L. Henry, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, received her bachelor’s degree from The University of Texas at Austin and her M.S. and Ph.D. from the University of Arizona in Tucson. Dr. Henry completed an NIH postdoctoral fellowship at the University of California's Memory and Aging Center, a leading research center that investigates atypical dementias such as frontotemporal dementia (FTD) and early-onset Alzheimer’s disease.

In 2014, she joined the faculty in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders. Her clinical and research interests are in the nature and treatment of aphasia caused by stroke and neurodegenerative disease. Funded by the National Institutes of Health, her research has explored cognitive and neural bases of spoken and written language as well as the rehabilitation of language impairments associated with primary progressive aphasia. Dr. Henry has published her research in a variety of journals including but not limited to Brain, Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, Cortex, Journal of Speech, Language and Hearing Research, Aphasiology, Brain and Language, Clinical Interventions in Aging, Neurocase, Neuropsychological Rehabilitation, and Current Opinion in Neurology. She has also published several book chapters and presented her research at national and international conferences.