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Stroke families know better than anyone the importance of knowing the signs, Face drooping, Arm weakness, Speech difficulty, Time to call 9-1-1 (F.A.S.T.). As potential bystanders, all of us should know how to recognize and respond to a stroke emergency. Doing so can mean quick stroke treatment and recovery. Read more

A message from National Stroke Association: Because stroke can happen to anyone, at any age, and at any time, it is important to talk about stroke prevention. We are excited to unveil our 2015 National Stroke Awareness Month campaign for this May! Although not all strokes can be avoided, up to 80 percent of strokes […]

May is National Stroke Awareness Month…A message from National Stroke Association Spread the Word About Stroke Be aware and share this May for National Stroke Awareness Month. Download Facebook cover photos, e-cards, a stroke symptoms poster, and more. Share with family and friends. It’s all available at our Stroke Awareness Resource Center. Click on Awareness

Dr. Lauren Lieberman and Ozkan Tutuncu, Ph.D. from Department of Kinesiology, Sport Studies, and Physical Education at the College at Brockport, SUNY are conducting a study to determine the accessibility of hotels and accommodation facilities with the life experiences of people with disabilities. We are ready to send the questionnaire out to people with disabilities, […]

Question: I need someone to tell me if this gets better?? My husband had a stroke in October and has speech aphasia. He is in speech therapy six days a week. We are coming up on that infamous six month mark…..and still have a ways to go. Will he get better….or do I just need […]

What Is Aphasia? Aphasia is a communication disorder that results from damage or injury to language parts of the brain. It’s more common in older adults, particularly those who have had a stroke. Aphasia gets in the way of a person’s ability to use or understand words. Aphasia does not impair the person’s intelligence. People […]

National Stroke Association is eager to assemble their 2015 TCS NYC Marathon Stroke Challenge team and they want you to be on their roster. On November 1, you’ll run 26.2 miles through New York City while supporting compelling education and programs focused on prevention, treatment, rehabilitation, and support for all impacted by stroke. Click HERE […]

Speechless is a film in progress (they need funding to finish it!). It portrays the life of three stroke survivors who suffer from aphasia, a loss of language produced by a brain damage. Through their story, we witness a quest for happiness, the dignity of those who fight for a new life, and the importance […]

Here is Aphasia Hope Foundation’s upcoming Professional Forum Series for 2014: January – Audrey Holland, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, BC-NCD February – Kristine Lundgren, Sc.D. March – Nan Musson, MA, CCC-SLP; BC-ANCDS, VA Medical Center, Gainesville, FL April – Maura English Silverman, MS, CCC-SLP; Communication Coach, North Carolina May – Mary Beth Clark, MS/CCC; Luther Midelfort, Eau […]

A mini guide for people with aphasia and their families This post is by Caitlin Longman:   This booklet was created with the help of many individuals with aphasia and I am grateful from all the input from therapists and organisations across South Africa. Please feel free to print out this booklet and share with other […]