That's classic word finding difficulty. I highly doubt you had a stroke. Probably you were under stress and then it went away when the stress lessened. Word finding like you describe isn't tied to one specific area of the brain, you store words everywhere. So any kind of stress or illness can affect it.
Originally Posted by AimeeJ
Usually the best therapy is to work on cues, probably exactly what your daughter was doing! My mom does this a lot (so do I, actually) and when she does I give her "hints."
My mom and I were both diagnosed with hypothyroid this fall. Since low thyroid can lead to cognitive changes, I suspect that was contributing to our word-finding issues. I don't think I do this as much now I'm taking the hormone, but I haven't been tracking it.
Welcome to the NET, by the way!
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