National Aphasia Awareness Month

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During National Aphasia Awareness Month in June, the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association focuses on public education about aphasia — a language disorder most often caused by strokes.

We’ll share communication tips and information on aphasia’s effects, assistive devices and more. We’ll also recognize people living with or caring for people with aphasia.

Stroke is the No. 5 cause of death and the leading cause of disability in the U.S.

Aphasia Resources

Tips for Daily Living Library

The library includes tips and ideas from stroke survivors, caregivers and health care professionals who’ve found adaptive and innovative ways to get things done. 

Post-Stroke Resources

Stroke Resource Library

This toolbox for patients and professionals includes resources for prevention, pre-hospital treatment, in-hospital protocols and post-stroke care. 
Download more free stroke resources from the Stroke Resource Library.

How You Can Show Support 

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  1. Download and share the Aphasia - Communicating Through the Barriers Infographic (PDF)  with your family and friends.
  2. Post and share resources and inspirational messages in your social community to recognize those affected by aphasia.
  3. Spread the word — join other stroke survivors and caregivers on the Support Network and share resources to help raise aphasia awareness.