Treatments and drugs

By Mayo Clinic Staff

Primary progressive aphasia can't be cured. However, doctors and other health care professionals can help you manage your condition.

Medications

There are no drugs that specifically treat primary progressive aphasia.

Researchers continue to study potential medications to treat primary progressive aphasia. Experimental therapies may be available in upcoming years.

Speech and language therapy

Working with a speech-language pathologist, focusing primarily on efforts to compensate for eroding language skills, can be helpful. Although speech and language therapy hasn't been proved to prevent or slow progression of the condition, it can help you manage your condition.

Jan. 16, 2013