The more people who know what aphasia is, the easier the lives will be for those who live with it.
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.
Living with Aphasia was delighted to help out the Speech and Language Therapists with their Aphasia Awareness Training.
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.
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!
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 #AphasiaAwareness
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.
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.
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!