Imagine life without words – it could happen to you – Aphasia
Published on Sep 1, 2014 by Understanding Aphasia
Aphasia is a complex condition which varies in every individual. Some have difficulty understanding speech, some find it hard to talk, while others have difficulty reading and writing. In cases of severe aphasia all these four modes of communicating can be significantly affected.
Millions of people suffer from aphasia around the world, largely due to a 30% prevalence in stroke survivors. How much do we really understand the impact on people’s lives? What can we do to improve the quality of life for people with aphasia? It’s time that this population has a voice. It starts with awareness, breaking down misconceptions. It needs to conclude with a challenge of how we can better support people with aphasia, so they can feel connected and integrated into their communities.
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