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National Stroke Association
National Stroke Association
June 2013

June Is National Aphasia Awareness Month

A Common Myth About Stroke Survivors

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One in four stroke survivors experience some form of language impairment after a stroke. This impairment is called aphasia, a disorder of communication that damages a person's ability to use and comprehend language.

Because stroke survivors with aphasia have difficulty speaking and understanding language, they are often mistaken for having impaired cognitive functions. But aphasia does not affect intelligence.

» Learn about aphasia’s symptoms, treatment and management.

» Watch a webinar about aphasia and get aphasia resources.

Bill and Kurt, stroke survivors with aphasia

How Two Men Learned to Communicate

“Aphasia is not like a cold, and it does not get better in a few weeks….But it does get better over time!” —Kurt, stroke survivor

Kurt and Bill are two stroke survivors who struggled with aphasia after their strokes. Their lives were greatly affected, but with persistence and rehab, they improved. Read their stories of survival and recovery.
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Are You in a Support Group?

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You requested materials for support group meetings and we listened. National Stroke Association is excited to announce the Afib-in-a-box program for support groups.

Our first offering includes:
  • A DVD with two presentations on Afib by Dr. David Willis
  • A discussion guide for group activities
  • Act FAST magnets and wallet cards

Quantities are limited—order today! Call 1-800-STROKES (787-6537) or email supportgroups@stroke.org for a complimentary Afib-in-a-box program for your stroke support group.

This activity is sponsored by an educational grant from the Bristol-Myers Squibb/Pfizer, Inc. Partnership.

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Corporate Alliance Board Members

Chairman level
Allergan, Inc. • Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Genentech, Inc.

Executive level
Bristol-Myers Squibb Company/Pfizer Inc. Partnership 
 Medtronic, Inc.  

Director level
Acorda Therapeutics
Allsup, Inc.Avanir Pharmaceuticals
Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc. LundbeckPatterson Medical 

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