For People with Aphasia

We understand aphasia. 

James and family people with aphasia

Social activities can be challenging.

Conversations with friends can be tricky.

Reading and writing can be difficult.


You know what you think and feel 

You 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.

Read Sandhy’s life with Aphasia

topsham book stall

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!

Dominoes, cards, sudoku or jigsaw puzzles can be easier.

Try audiobooks –  from the library.

Find quiet corners for conversation

Turn off distracting televisions or radios.

Try an iPhone for photos, maps or diary dates.

Discuss with your speech and language therapist, your friends and family.

For more help:

 Support in your Area or What is Aphasia 

Use an “Emergency Aphasia Card” for those challenging communication situations.

Living with Aphasia is a Charitable Incorporated Organisation.
Registered with the UK Charity Commission on 28 Feb 2017
Charity number 1171831.