Today is World Stroke Day! On this day, organizations and individuals from around the world are partnering together to raise awareness of stroke. Because an estimated 25 to 40 percent of stroke survivors have aphasia, it's important to educate the public about both stroke and post-stroke conditions like aphasia.
As the second leading cause of death worldwide, and a primary cause of disabilities, stroke is affecting more individuals each year. In fact, recent reports indicate the younger generations are more prone to stroke than previously understood. As the risk for stroke grows, we hope to increase the public's awareness around stroke and post-stroke conditions, like aphasia.
In order to do this, we are sharing the National Stroke Association’s World Stroke Day infographic on our social media channels today. In addition, the Lingraphica Aphasia Users Group took pictures sharing parts of their post-stroke journey. Together, we are working to emphasize post-stroke conditions like aphasia.
We hope that you will join our efforts today. You can also follow the conversation around World Stroke Day on Twitter and Facebook using #WorldStrokeDay.
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