Whether you are a person with aphasia or a loved one/friend, communicating when aphasia is in the mix can be effortful, challenging, and frustrating for all parties involved. Read on to learn about 12 helpful tips to better communication.
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When Lingraphica's Aphasia User Group met on December 9, our discussion eventually turned to the topic of favorite holiday traditions. Here's what a few members warmly recalled.
Speech-language pathologists (SLPs) and medical health professionals recommending a speech-generating or communication device often encounter questions from caregivers about the research supporting the use of augmentative and alternative communication (AAC).
Each year more Americans are caring for a loved one with a chronic condition or disability. Today there are as many as 90 million family caregivers in the United States. The Pew Research Center estimates that four in 10 adults in the U.S. are caring for an adult or child with significant health issues. These statistics grow higher every year, which makes National Caregivers Month even more significant.
As part of Caregiver Awareness Month, Lingraphica will feature a caregiver’s story each week throughout November. Help us celebrate these stories and people by providing feedback to these posts.
My name is Ed. I am 75 years old and have been married to my wife, Lucy, for 52 years. I am also a full-time caregiver for Lucy, and have been since she had her stroke in May 1998 — only one year after I retired.