Aphasia Awareness in June

The more people who know what aphasia is, the easier the lives will be for those who live with it.

june Aphasia awareness

Aphasia awareness month is a great way to spend some time focusing on spreading the word ‘aphasia‘ around as much as possible.

In the UK:

About 350,000 people in the UK have aphasia – help our affiliate charity Say Aphasia educate 350,000 other people about aphasia. So that people who live with aphasia do not feel so alone, isolated and misunderstood.

Also use #Aphasia, #LivingwithAphasia to share our Facebook, Instagram and Twitter posts.

In Devon:

Around 6,000 people in Devon have aphasia. Share awareness of how we support people and reduce their isolation through art.

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Nigel created this powerful image for aphasia awareness month.

We are creating an art project made from everyone in the group which will be on show in an Exeter gallery. We’d love you to join in! Find our more contact us on 0791 232 0372

Cathedral Concert

A BIG thank you to the EMG Symphony Orchestra who gave a fantastic performance of ‘Death in Venice’ at the Cathedral.

We were grateful to be their charity of the evening. Thank you Nigel for making this happen.

What a wonderful opportunity to raise awareness of aphasia!

We also raised money on the retiring collection which will go towards funding our Sing Aphasia groups next year. 

Training in Aphasia Awareness at the Hospital

Living with Aphasia was delighted to help out the Speech and Language Therapists with their Aphasia Awareness Training.

training at hospital

training at hospital

training at hospital

The ward staff at the Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital learnt more about the impact of aphasia on everyday life. Everyone had a chance to talk to our volunteers about their experiences. What a great opportunity to share and shape good practice.

training at hospital

training at hospital

We discussed some changes to make communication easier for people with aphasia. The feedback from volunteers and staff was very encouraging – and we hope to offer more of this joint working in the future! See our Awareness Training page.

training at hospital

training at hospital

June is Aphasia Awareness month

June is Aphasia Awareness month and a great opportunity to spread the word about this frustratingly little known condition.

1 in 3 people who have a stroke will have aphasia and that means around 6,000 people in Devon will have this isolating communication difficulty. An Exeter University Dissertation Research on Aphasia recently found that only 34% of the local population were aware of aphasia. This has to change!

so…Living with Aphasia is launching a Twitter campaign for the month of June focusing on increasing awareness of Aphasia and the support that Living with Aphasia can provide for people in Devon.

Follow us on twitter @LivingAphasia with the hashtag #AphasiaAwarenesswhat is aphasia

 

Photo curtesy of Paula Fernley Photography

Inspirational Emily talking about aphasia

Emily is getting the word out about aphasia! Listen to her remarkable words on the video which Devon Live and other news media are picking up on. What a brilliant way to help people understand about aphasia and what it is really like.

Read the fantastic article about her story on Devon Live.

Well done Emily! What an inspiration to us all!

Read more about Living with Aphasia 

New Clothing for Living with Aphasia!

Our branded clothing has arrived! The colours look amazing and Sandhy has done a great job is designing them for us. The eye catching t shirts, hats and jackets will make Living with Aphasia stand out on our awareness stand and fundraising events in Exeter and Devon.new clothing living with aphasia

In May we have plans for an anniversary sponsored walking event where we will be able to thank Exeter Foundation for their generous grant to pay for the branded clothing. Sing Aphasia will be performing too! A massive thank you to A1 Print and Stitch for all your help in making the clothes look so wonderful too.

We have also secured a stand at the Exeter Respect Festival on June 30th and July 1st which will be a great opportunity to show off our clothing! branded clothing aphasia stand out