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! See our Awareness Training page.
Living with Aphasia is overwhelmed by the support of business in our area.
Great conversations for people with aphasia need some support. Finding words can be tricky. Props such as magazines and photographs can make communication easier and less frustrating for everyone.
How fabulous that local businesses are willing to help us out. W.H Smith will provide magazines for our Conversation Drop In Group. In addition, Apple have helped set up our new IPad. They will offer support for us with everything IT! Making a difference and spreading the word about aphasia in Exeter and Devon!
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Death in Venice is performing for our charity! The fabulous EMG Symphony Orchestra will be performing at Exeter Catherdral on Saturday 17th November at 7.30 pm. And it will be raising money for Living with Aphasia!
It will be a marvelous evening and thank you to Nigel for helping to make it happen.
You can buy tickets at the door or on EMG Symphony Orchestra website.
We are delighted to announce our connection to Say Aphasia, a charity in Brighton.
Led by Colin Lyall, SayAphasia is a thriving group of people making a difference for the lives of people with this frustrating and little known condition in the Sussex area.
They have groups in Hove, Chicester and Crawley.
With the closure of the Connect charity in 2016 many Aphasia support groups all over the country have been left with no help, support or infrastructure. SayAphasia wants to change that.
They have linked with the Sheffield Aphasia group and now we are affiliated too! Our network and connection of support is growing across the country!
Read all about our news on the quarterly SayAphasia newsletter.
See more about what we do at Living with Aphasia
The Sing Aphasia gang performs again at Mardon Rehabilitation Centre Summer Fete and thanks so much for the invitation to show off our singing skills!
We are lucky to work closely with the team at Mardon for many of our activities. Simon, who is currently staying at Mardon, has been practicing furiously and giving Mardon staff sneak previews of his performance before hand! On the day it was great, Simon!
What a great time we all had! It was the first performance of Emily’s Aphasia song, “A Wordy Mixed Up World” and lovely to have the audience joining in. We were also sad to say goodbye to our amazing volunteer, Benita. Her support and singing has made a massive difference to the Sing Aphasia group and we will all miss her. Thank you Benita!
What a great opportunity to express yourself!
People with communication difficulties can express themselves through visual media whilst building up creative skills too.
Living with Aphasia has teamed up with Magic Carpet to bring art sessions to add to our activities.
Magic Carpet is a local charity in Devon. They work to inspire creativity and well being though creative arts.
Find out more about our art sessions.