Has anyone been diagnosed with Wernicke's aphasia and what has helped with recovery? My Mum had a stroke about a month ago now and has been diagnosed with this type of aphasia. She can understand short sentences with gestures and often replies with a good few words at the beginning of a sentence which then become muddled. She is able to match a picture to a word unless the words are related, for example a sock could be foot, shoe or sock. She is practising writing by copying words but can't write independently. I know it is so frustrating for her, yesterday she had a massive anxiety attack and luckily I turned up to the hospital just at that point so was able to tell them what was wrong and they were able to calm her down. It really worried me as at first I thought she was having another stroke.