For People with Aphasia


We understand aphasia and how if affects you. 

James and family people with aphasia

People with aphasia often find:

Social activities can be challenging.

Conversations with friends can be tricky.

Reading and writing can be difficult.

Remember

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

 Support in your Area or What is Aphasia