6 Hobbies To Explore If You Have Aphasia

When you develop aphasia, it takes time to adjust to a new lifestyle. It can be difficult to learn how to face the various challenges that accompany the condition. For one example, maintaining hobbies can demand more than what might be possible. But if you’ve lost a hobby due to aphasia, it doesn’t mean that…

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4 Aphasia Tips For 911 And Other Emergencies

Aphasia can present a number of challenges, both universal and personal. When speech and language abilities are disrupted, it can turn interactions that were once simple and straightforward into demanding obstacles. Things once taken for granted — making a phone call or speaking a name — emerge as hurdles. But improvement can be possible.  An aphasia diagnosis…

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How To Make The Most Of Your Doctor’s Visit With Aphasia

There’s no universal experience when it comes to a doctor’s appointment. For some, interacting with the healthcare system can be overwhelming. For others, it’s no big deal. No matter what emotions one may have concerning a doctor’s visit, there’s good reason to keep going: Medical visits are vital to living a healthy life. But when…

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How To Address The So-Called Aphasia Recovery Plateau

Everyone’s path in aphasia recovery is unique. For those of you who provide any level of care for someone with aphasia, there’s at least one common trait: You all want the best for whomever you’re caring for. Becoming an aphasia caregiver is not something that you can truly anticipate. Every day can often present new…

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Taking Care Of Yourself As An Aphasia Caregiver

By guest author: Devin Fisher, M.S., CCC-SLP Hello, parents, patients, and caregivers! I wanted to broach an important topic that I feel cannot be discussed enough. When you are taking care of someone else, don’t forget to take care of yourself. You’ve probably heard that you need to put on your own oxygen mask in…

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31 Caregiver Tips: Caring For Someone With Aphasia

By guest author: Devin Fisher, M.S., CCC-SLP Suggestions for Communicating with People with Aphasia Continue to treat people with aphasia as the mature adults that they are. Regard people with aphasia as communicating individuals even though they may not understand what you are saying. Don’t bombard them with too much speech or too many people…

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How to Manage a Socially Distanced Holiday Season

This year the holidays are going to look a little different. Health organizations around the world are advising the public to limit indoor gatherings to curb the spread of COVID-19. If you are living with aphasia or someone who has aphasia, feeling isolated or alone might be common. But this year’s holiday season and social…

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Regaining Independence in Your Community

Having aphasia doesn’t have to stop you from being an active participant in your community.  A Lingraphica AAC device can make everyday outings simple and accessible. Whether you want to order from your favorite restaurants, express concerns to your doctor, or ask for help in case of an emergency, a device can help. Watch this…

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Regaining Your Independence With an AAC Device

Surviving a stroke and being diagnosed with aphasia is a harrowing experience. Although many individuals fully or partially recover from aphasia within the first year, others endure moderate to severe aphasia for years or even for the rest of their lives. Aphasia can significantly curb a person’s independence and make them entirely dependent on a…

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