We understand 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.
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:
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.