Trouble finding words, you feel like they’re 'at the tip of your tongue' ? You maybe suffering from Anomic Aphasia.
Anomic Aphasia is a mild, fluent form of aphasia in which individuals are ocassionally unable to recall and express even the simplest words they want to say.
Individuals with aphasia who display anomia can often describe an object in detail and maybe even use hand gestures to demonstrate how the object is used, but cannot find the appropriate word to name the object.
Anomic aphasia can be genetic or caused by damage to various parts of the parietal lobe or the temporal lobe of the brain due to traumatic injury, stroke, or a brain tumor.
The following list provides contextual frames of particular easy test words that were omitted and are supposed to be retrieved by the individual.
"My grandfather always used to recommend that an _____ a day keeps the doctor away."
"She just stood there staring out of the ______."
"The game is played by tossing the ____ from one end of the table to the other."
"The lions devoured a _____ in a short time."
"He swung the ______ with all his strength."
"The custom of carving ________________ can be traced back to an old Irish folk tale."
"The length of the bars of the _________ determines the different notes of the scale."
"He slit open the ________ with a knife."
"She was bitten by a _____ while walking through long grass."
"The grass is always greener on the other side of the _____."
"The ______ stood against the wall, making it easy for the thieves to enter the house."
"She dipped a _____ in ink, then began to write."
"The ______ launched two communications satellites."
"The price of petrol is going up and down like a _____."
"She practises the ______ every day."
"An _______ that is constantly changing color is a healthy one."
"And I love ________, trail mix, raisins and dried fruit."
"A sudden gust of wind blew his ________ inside out."
"I see so much better with my new ______!"
"Do not cut down the ____ that gives you shade."
"Those _______ aren’t ripe yet – they’re still green."
"It was a piece of ____."
"My brother is flying a ____ in the park."
"He picked all the pins up with a ______."
"Setting a fire for cooking will not melt the _____."
"A plastic surgeon successfully rebuilt his ____."