June is National Aphasia Awareness Month
A stroke can have various communication effects, one of which is aphasia. Stroke is the most common cause of aphasia, which is a language disorder that affects the ability to communicate.
June is National Aphasia Awareness Month, which is a national campaign to increase public education around the language disorder and to recognize the numerous people who are living with or caring for people with aphasia. The American Heart Association/American Stroke Association is increasing aphasia awareness by sharing communication tips, the effects of having aphasia, assistive devices for those with aphasia and more. We are making progress but we still have a long way to go and we need your help!
Stroke is the No. 5 cause of death and the leading cause of disability in the U.S.
Tips for Daily Living Library
This library includes tips and ideas from stroke survivors, caregivers and healthcare professionals all over the country who’ve created or discovered adaptive and often innovative ways to get things done!
Stroke Resource Library
It's more than a library, its a toolbox. Patient and professional focused resources for prevention, pre-hospital treatment, in hospital protocols and post-stroke care. Help yourself-help your patients.
Download more free stroke resources from the Stroke Resource Library!
How You Can Show Support
- Download and share the Aphasia - Communicating Through the Barriers Infographic - Male (PDF) | Female (PDF) with your family and friends.
- Post inspirational messages and share social messages within your social community to recognize those effected by aphasia and share aphasia resources.
- Recognize your stroke survivor, caregiver, or healthcare professional hero by nominating them as a stroke hero. Learn more about the Stroke Hero Awards!
- Spread the word. Join other survivors and caregivers on the Support Network and share resources to help raise aphasia awareness.