We understand aphasia and how if affects you.
People with aphasia often find:
Social activities can be challenging.
Conversations with friends can be tricky.
Reading and writing can be difficult.
You know what you think and feel
Make your own decisions
You are still an intelligent person
It is possible to live a good life with aphasia
Support and inspiration from others is important too.
Emily’s inspirational words after her stroke at 24 years of age.
Other helpful tips:
Say one thing at a time.
Take time to talk.
Drawings and photos can help.
Write down key words.
Talking can be frustrating so relax.
Try audiobooks – from the library.
Find quiet corners for conversation.
Turn off distracting televisions or radios.
Have a go on an iPhone for photos, maps or diary dates.
Discuss with your speech and language therapist, your friends and family.
Some people use an “Emergency Aphasia Card” for some communication situations.
For more help see Aphasia on The Stroke Association website