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Speaking with specialists: Dr. Matt Ashley on aphasia symptoms, causes, & treatments


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Actor Bruce Willis was recently diagnosed with aphasia, forcing him to retire and focus on his health. One silver lining that came from this heartbreaking news, is that it's raising awareness about the condition. Aphasia impacts more than 200,000 people in the U.S. every year and it causes difficulty understanding language and communicating clearly.

Dr. Matt Ashley M.D., a neurologist at Centre for Neuroskills in Bakersfield, joins Eyewitness News to explain what aphasia is, how it’s diagnosed, and the treatment options.

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