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6 Tips To Avoid Fraud And Keep Your Health Information Safe

Every November since 2000, organizations around the world make or renew a pledge for International Fraud Awareness Week to increase fraud awareness in their workplaces and communities. So this International Fraud Awareness Week, we’d like to offer some valuable tips on how to protect yourself from fraud and keep your health information secure. In 2022,…

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Preparing For Election Day With A Communication Condition

It’s that time of the year once again — people around the nation are making their Election Day plans. On Tuesday, November 11, Americans will head to the polls to cast their votes and exercise their constitutional rights. Some of those people will have aphasia or other speech or language conditions. Disability can profoundly affect…

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What To Know About Communicating With An AAC Device User

Augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) devices are varied and powerful tools that can help people with certain speech and/or language impairments communicate. But for prospective AAC device users, the thought of relying on technology can sometimes be intimidating, despite all the benefits they can provide. One of the primary concerns device users have is how…

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9 Signs You Might Benefit From A Communication Device

Communication devices are simple yet powerful tools that can help remove communication barriers and allow individuals with speech-related conditions to participate in life in ways that matter to them. Here are nine common signs that you or a loved one might benefit from a communication device. Find out if you’d benefit from a device! Take…

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The Aphasia Community Remembers Audrey Holland

Lingraphica joins the thousands of those in our community who are mourning the loss of aphasia pioneer and legend Audrey Holland. Audrey’s accomplishments and contributions to the field of aphasia cannot be understated. Her whole-person approach to aphasia revolutionized treatment, influencing mainstream care and improving countless lives. Audrey was an absolute authority on aphasia. And…

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6 Tips To Traveling With Aphasia Like A Pro

Whether for business, leisure, or an event, travel takes us out of our comfort zones and pushes us to experience new things. After an aphasia diagnosis, traveling might sound more demanding than it once was. But with a few tips from us, you can set yourself up for travel success. Prep Your AAC Device For…

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Virtual Connections Aphasia Running Club Completes A Virtual Race

Virtual Connections, an online meetup community for people with aphasia, offers many engaging sessions on a regular basis. These consistent meetups have fostered a wonderful sense of community for many groups, including the Speaking in Stride Aphasia Running Club. This virtual running club has been meeting bi-monthly for over a year and welcomes runners and…

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Aphasia News Roundup Winter 2022-23

Lingraphica Launches Aphasia Community The Aphasia Community is a safe space for people with aphasia and their loved ones to connect with others, learn about aphasia, and grow together. Register for a free account at aphasia.com today. Visit the Aphasia Community Bruce Willis Health Update Shared by Family The family of recently retired actor Bruce…

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Bruce Willis Aphasia And Dementia Update From Family

Update: February 16, 2023 The family of Bruce Willis announced today that the movie star has received an updated diagnosis of frontotemporal dementia, or FTD for short. In a statement, the family said, “Unfortunately, challenges with communication are just one symptom of the disease Bruce faces. While this is painful, it is a relief to…

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Aphasia Documentary Star Shares One-Year Update

If you’ve seen Lingraphica’s aphasia documentary series, Their Words, then you’ll remember meeting Alyssa Fox. Shortly after turning 20 years old, Alyssa had a massive stroke. She couldn’t walk or talk, but after years of physical, speech, and occupational therapy, she’s writing the rest of her story. We recently had a chance to check in…

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