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Patricia Cowie
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2021-04-26 00:03:56

My husband had a severe stroke 2 months ago and has extensive aphasia. He cannot point to pictures or give yes/no responses. His speech is totally unintelligible; yet he seems to understand nearly all of what is said. He is normally smiling, happy. Tonight he got extremely frustrated and angry and neither my daughter or I could find out what he wanted - or even if he wanted something. He did not seem to be in pain. We kept telling him we understood his frustration, tried to get him to write something or draw something but he cannot do that either. I need some suggestions as to what to do when he get like that. Thanks.

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beverly
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2021-04-26 23:55:27

Is your husband being seen by a speech language pathologist? If not that is what I would suggest. He/she can find ways in which your husband can communicate with you.

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Wiliam Vargas
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2021-04-26 00:03:56

Dear Patricia,

I understand how you and your daughters are feeling. I have Aphasia — started 4 years ago after an aneurysm operation and a brain stroke. For three months I could not say anything at all — and the best thing I did, thanks to my Speech Pathologist and my caregiver, is that they put index cards all over my apartment and every day I had to do quizzes. If you can, try to read my homepage (http://willian or http://home.att.net/~Bilway/index.htm).

I am very happy that now I can write and read. Yet my speech is not that good. I am always for email to help Aphasiacs and caregivers.

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Patricia Cowie
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2021-04-26 00:03:56

Hi - yes, he was seen by a speech pathologist while in the hospital; one is scheduled to come here on a regular basis. We hope it will help. Thanks for your reply.

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admin
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2021-04-25 20:20:08

The correct url from the above post is: http://home.att.net/~bilway/

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