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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE LINGRAPHICA UNVEILS “FACES OF APHASIA” WEBSITE AND SEEKS STORIES FOR APHASIA AWARENESS MONTH Users can submit stories of their aphasia journey at www.facesofaphasia.com . Communication disorder affects more than 1 million persons in the U.S. PRINCETON, NJ: Lingraphica, in cooperation with multiple non-profit partners, today announced June as Aphasia Awareness Month and […]

An article in Stroke Smart posted on June 5, 2014 by Emily Shearing Exercise. Eat more vegetables. Reduce stress. You already know the typical ways to live a healthier lifestyle and reduce your risk of stroke. But there are other simple changes you can make you may not have not heard of that can significantly […]

Article posted in Stroke Smart by Teighlor Lockwood-Koehn Jun 05 2014 New guidelines have been released to help healthcare professionals assess and monitor current risk factors for stroke survivors. Survivors should be aware of the most common risk factors and make a plan with a healthcare professional to help prevent recurring stroke. Risk factors such […]

Faces of Aphasia was created to spread awareness about aphasia, a communication disorder, caused by a stroke or other brain injury, that affects the way a person uses language. Faces of Aphasia is a collection of stories about people touched by aphasia. Check out “John and Judi’s Story – A Message of Hope” and other […]

What Is Broca’s Aphasia? This article is from The Aphasia Center At Steps Forward: Paul Broca was a French neuroanatomist who “discovered” the area of the brain referred to as “Broca’s area” in 1861 based on a series of consultations with an aphasic gentleman called “Tan”. The patient was called Tan because “tan” was all […]

A distinguishing feature of Broca’s aphasia is non-fluent halting speech typically involving one to three words per utterance. Yet, despite such profound impairments, some patients can mimic audio-visual speech stimuli enabling them to produce fluent speech in real time. We call this effect ‘speech entrainment’ and reveal its neural mechanism as well as explore its […]

Carotid Artery Disease, Stroke, Transient Ischemic Attacks (TIAs) What is carotid artery disease? This article was posted to VascularWeb Carotid artery disease occurs when the major arteries in your neck become narrowed or blocked. These arteries, called the carotid arteries, supply your brain with blood. Your carotid arteries extend from your aorta in your chest […]

Exercise Aids in Stroke Recovery. Regular activity, such as walking, afterwards improves memory and quality of life, suggest experts, an article posted by Robert Preidt for HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, May 20, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Exercise is an important, though often underused, way to improve mental and physical recovery in stroke survivors, according to experts. […]

To help you learn the warning signs of stroke and stroke symptoms, we have created four fun, interactive games for you to play. Test your knowledge today. Quickly identifying the early warning signs may help save your life or the life of someone else. Share your score on Facebook and challenge your friends to beat […]

Know the Signs of Stroke – Follow the FAST rule, experts advise By Randy Dotinga Posted for Health Day News on Saturday, May 10, 2014 Some reminders about detecting and treating strokes are offered as Stroke Awareness Month continues. Dr. Henry Woo and Dr. David Fiorella, co-directors of the Stony Brook University Cerebrovascular and Stroke […]