Enhancing Language Function in Primary Progressive Aphasia with TDCS -Tucson, AZ


  • Location: Tucson, AZ
  • Age: 40 to 80
  • Duration: 8 weeks
  • Visits: Varies
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Eligibility Requirements

You or a loved one may be eligible if the following criteria is met:

  • diagnosed with Primary Progressive Aphasia (PPA) by a neurologist or speech-language pathologist
  • speech-language deficit arising from PPA
  • native speaker of English Language or equivalent
  • adequate vision (normal or corrected to normal)
  • adequate hearing

This study is also recruiting healthy adults as controls.

About the Study:

University of Arizona – Tucson researchers are looking for volunteers living with Primary Progressive Aphasia (PPA) to participate in a research study that investigates therapeutic effects of noninvasive brain stimulation on language.


Researchers at the University of Arizona in the Department of Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences are conducting a study that examines effect of non-invasive brain stimulation on language processing in the brain. In this study the brain stimulation is combined with language therapy with a goal to enhance recovery of language.

What is Involved:

Participation will involve cognitive and language testing, Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation (tDCS) sessions, behavioral experiments, structural and functional Magnetic Resonance Image (MRI), and electroencephalography (EEG) exam.

Participants will receive compensation for their time spent completing the study.

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