We understand aphasia and how if affects people.
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 other people is important too.
Emily’s inspirational words after her stroke at 24 years of age.
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:
Use an “Emergency Aphasia Card” for those challenging communication situations.