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One of the most frustrating parts of stroke recovery can be the struggle to communicate. People with receptive aphasia, which is also known as Wernicke’s aphasia, have a hard time understanding words and may say words that don’t make sense. That’s different from expressive aphasia, also known as Broca’s aphasia. Survivors with expressive aphasia know […]

This post is from Stroke Advocacy Network: Legislation has been introduced by your state legislature that would improve response and treatment for stroke patients in your state. Contact your state legislators today and urge them to support this important legislation that can save lives and reduce the impact of stroke when it occurs. Read more […]

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 […]

Medicare caps the amount of money that can be spent per patient, per year on outpatient therapy services. Stroke survivors and their caregivers need to be aware how these caps could impact a stroke survivor’s recovery. Limiting financial assistance for much needed physical, speech, and occupational therapy sessions can be a blow to a stroke […]

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 […]

Stroke Advocacy Network eNews posted for January 2015. IN THIS ISSUE: Stroke In The New Congress | Make Sure Your State Legislators Are Working For You! | State Legislative Policy Trends Click HERE to read this important issue.

The 114th Congress gaveled into session on January 6, 2015. The first few weeks of Congress are spent organizing the committees and setting the legislative agenda for the following months. During this early planning period, it is vital that we remind Congress of the challenges stroke survivors face and the legislative remedies that address these […]

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 […]

Move your body, challenge your brain, and improve your speech post-stroke with the help of sports, board and card games, and even dancing. Here are some examples of popular recreational activities that aid in different aspects of stroke recovery. Read More