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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.
The popular Discovery Channel television show, Mythbusters set out to prove and disprove common myths. During the show’s 13-year run, the hosts have tested plenty of popular myths! Since the show has come to an end without debunking the myths around aphasia, we will gladly take on that task to dispel some of the most common myths about this common language disorder.
A diagnosis of aphasia can be unplanned, unexpected, and frustrating. Today we want to share a few tips about what to expect when you or your loved one first receives the diagnosis. At the end of this video, you will be able to download these tips and many more in our free ebook “What to Expect When You’re Not Expecting Aphasia.”
If your loved one has suffered a stroke and is experiencing some language deficiencies, you may hear your healthcare professional throw around terms like, "Broca's aphasia" or "Wernicke's aphasia," and wonder what these terms mean. Read on to find out about the different types of aphasia.
Aphasia is an acquired neurogenic language disorder resulting from a stroke or brain injury; it impacts a person's ability to process, use, and understand language. Any aphasia can cause frustration and stress, certainly for individuals living with it, but also for his or her caregiver. An aphasia diagnosis is unplanned, unexpected, and frustrating, but it’s not hopeless.