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A Message from National Stroke Association: September is Atrial Fibrillation (Afib) Awareness Month, and we are committed to bringing attention to this health condition and its connection to stroke. Fact: Afib is a type of irregular or “racing” heartbeat that can cause blood to collect in the heart and potentially form a clot that can […]

A message from National Stroke Association: Are you familiar with National Stroke Association’s Raising Awareness in Stroke Excellence (RAISE) Awards? This national awards program recognizes individuals and groups for taking stroke awareness activities to new heights. No effort to raise awareness about stroke is too small. Past winners represent the range of activities—including a stroke […]

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Concerned Daughter posts an inquiry: My mother had a stroke 5 years ago. She was lucky and it left her healthy, with the exception of Aphasia/Apraxia. She is a very stubborn and proud lady of 68 years. However, since her stroke, she refuses to get help or take therapy. Her Aphasia embarrasses her and therefore […]

Save the date for HeartWalk ’15: Saturday, October 24, 2015. Sign up for a HeartWalk in your area by clicking on Heart Walk

Have a client rolling off your caseload? We can help! Meet TalkPath Live, our new research-backed online teletherapy service accessible anytime, anywhere. Designed to help individuals who’ve reached a therapy cap or run out of insurance benefits, TalkPath Live is here to continue your clients’ speech improvement. Call our team at 888-274-2742 to learn more […]

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, […]

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 […]