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June Is National Aphasia Awareness Month

Aphasia is a neurological condition caused by damage to the areas of the brain that are responsible for language. Aphasia can be caused by a stroke or by other brain injuries, such as tumors, infection, head injury or dementia. The National Aphasia Association estimates that about 1 million or one in 250 people in the U.S. have aphasia. The main signs of aphasia are:

  • difficulty expressing oneself when speaking
  • trouble understanding speech
  • difficulty reading and writing
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Bill

A beloved football and track coach had to leave his life behind after he had a stroke and was unable to speak. Read how he made progress toward his goal to get back the quality of life he used to have.

» Read Bill’s story.

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Kurt

Kurt learned firsthand that aphasia does not go away quickly, but with determination and continued rehabilitation, he has made great progress.

» Read Kurt’s story.


Resources

» Join Faces of Stroke campaign by sharing your story.

» Learn more about aphasia.

» Watch the webinar iHOPE: Aphasia and Stroke.

» National Aphasia Association

 

Faces of Stroke campaign is supported by funding provided by Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Allergan, Inc., Medtronic, Inc., Avanir Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Acorda Therapeutics, Inc., and Genentech Inc.

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