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2022-01-01 00:00:00

my husband is suffering from aphasia and speach apraxia after a major bleed in his brain it has been 7 months almost and he cannot even remember my name he can understand well but no correct words came yet he has speach terapy sessions 4 days a week 1 hour long ý want to know does this period lasts so long or when can he start speaking if any one out there experience the same long period before start speaking pls tell me his speach terapist said that he will be able to speak again but when

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carole pomilio
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2021-04-26 00:03:56

Dear Rabia,
I am so sorry for your loss. I know it is very difficult to have your husband’s abilities change so drastically. One day he is a successful husband and provider and then the next day he can only mutter sounds. It is very difficult for anyone to say when a person with aphasia will begin to communicate meaningful speech. And actually, sometimes words will be produced one day and then at other times it seems as if the person can’t say anything meaningful. The good news is that you still have your husband in intensive therapy. He needs to continue to see a speech pathologist as much as possible so that he will make the most amount of progress possible. I worked at a program at the University of Michigan where people with aphasia gained their ability to speak after several years. So, I think you should continue to be patient and supportive and hopefully his speech will improve over time. Also, I think you should try and join an aphasia support group. Ask your speech pathologist for a support group in your area. This will provide support and practice for your husband, but it will also give you a support network which you desperately need right now. You can ask these people questions and they can give you their stories, which I think will help you greatly. And finally, leave a message on the caregiver forum for Judi Stradinger. She knows what you are going through and will be able to give you some great information. Good Luck! If I can be of any further assistance, please write back.
Carole Pomilio

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2022-01-01 00:00:00

thanks for answering me it is really draining thing for us and every one tells we have 2 be patiente but he wants to go back 2 work and he thinks he is really speaking so he keeps shouting no writting no mathematics skill as well he is crying so often we r afraid he may loose his job God help all of us

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Judi Stradinger
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2021-04-26 00:03:56

Rabia,

My husband was very much like yours. He could finally say Yes and No, but sometimes he meant Yes when he said No…very confusing for all concerned. Does your husband repeat the words that the S.Pathologist asks him to say or does he say something else? Have they checked his hearing? John could repeat words, but could not initiate words on his own. We had 4 1/2 months in Rehab. Then we went to RAP at the U. Of Michigan for 4 different times for 6 weeks each time. (This is where we met Carole!) We also would put the name on each object in our den area and made John touch each one and say that object’s name. Other ways we helped John is on our sight http://www.aphasiahope.org under RESOURCES and click on TIPS.

John can say most nouns, but still has problems with verbs. He will hold up his cup and say “Coffee” and I will say I don’t understand and then he will say “I want a cup of coffee!” This is hard, but necessary to get them to do the hard part of getting their speech to return. John had his stroke at 55 in 1995—so as you see, it does take time. Don’t give up. Let him read the experience stories to see how people have come back to their speech—If he can not read, then you read them to him.
John is now driving and going to work each day with his sons—he could not return and be the Pres. and CEO of the same company; but with his business expertize he is helping his sons run their company.
Thank you for pushing your husband—he can do it by working very hard every day—their is no magic pill!

Judi

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admin
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2021-04-25 20:20:08

yes he can repeat very fine and if i give him the start of what to say he can complete the word some times even a sentence he can repeat and appearently since 2-3 days he is able to produce what he wants to say but not all and correct but at least some of it and comes very clear which makes us very happy like today he told me he needs something he said that but what he couldnt remember apperantly it was a newspaper which his speach terapist asked him to bring it to there he can read but doesnt want to read loud with me he finds it boring and difficult i think his writting is bad he wants to go back to work which is not possible at the moment his doctors said they will discuss this after 1 year 7 months completed now since the operation he has a medical report untill 2007 june we hope he can go back to work before that time but no one knows what happens until any way thank you very much for your time and answering and i wish u a best of luck

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