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
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.
learned firsthand that aphasia does not go away quickly, but with determination
and continued rehabilitation, he has made great progress.
» Read Kurt’s
» Join Faces of Stroke
campaign by sharing your
» 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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