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acquired

acquired condition is a disease or condition/characteristic that is not congenital but develops after birth; common adult-acquired conditions include stroke/CVA, brain injury, brain tumour, MND, MS, Parkinson's disease and Huntington’s disease: see also congenital condition

brain tumour

diagnosed

An acquired condition, which may affect children or adults.

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brain injury / head injury (TBI)

diagnosed

An acquired condition, resulting from a trauma to the head. 

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motor neuron(e) disease (MND)

diagnosed

An acquired and progressive condition, most often affecting people in the 40 to 70 year age group.

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stroke / cerebrovascular accident (CVA)

diagnosed

An acquired condition, mainly affecting older adults.

stroke-CVA – medical term for sudden loss of sensation and control caused by rupture or obstruction of a blood vessel of the brain e.g. a blood clot. A stroke may be referred to as CVA - cerebrovascular accident. In a child, an interruption to the brain’s blood supply for a very brief time may cause a stroke.

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Prion disease

diagnosed

A rare acquired condition, mainly affecting adults but a small percentage of cases run in families.

Prion disease – a group of transmissible, progressive neurodegenerative conditions, including Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease (CJD), which can cause dysarthria and often a reduction in the content of language, word finding difficulties and repetition of words or sentences.


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amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS)

diagnosed

An acquired and degenerative condition, most often affecting people in the 40 to 70 year age group.

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