For People with Aphasia


We understand aphasia and how if affects people. 

James and family people with aphasia

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 other people 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 for people : 

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.

Have a go on 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.