What is Agnosia?
Other forms of agnosia involve very specific and complex processes within one sense. For example, prosopagnosia is the inability to identify well-known faces, including those of close family and friends, or to otherwise distinguish individual objects among a class of objects, despite the ability to identify generic facial features and objects.
Anosognosia often accompanies damage to the right, non dominant parietal lobe. Patients deny their deficit, insisting that nothing is wrong even when one side of their body is completely paralysed. When shown the paralysed body part, patients may deny that it is theirs. In an often related phenomenon, patients ignore the paralysed or desensitized body parts (hemi-inattention) or the space around them (hemineglect). Hemineglect most often involves the left side of the body.
Is there any treatment?
Mainstream treatment is generally symptomatic and supportive of the individual sufferer. Snowdrop however are very aware that the brain is interconnected in very complex ways and has a high degree of plasticity and often, improvement in functioning in one area of the brain can positively influence the functioning of other areas. We therefore offer general stimulation programmes to sufferers of agnosia. For more details contact Snowdrop on email@example.com.