To educate and inform people about the facts, advances, and resources surrounding #Aphasia. Aphasia is a speech disorder most commonly the result of a #stroke.

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The most common cause of #Aphasia is stroke, but it can also stem from epilepsy.
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#CaregiverTip: Have a quick description of what #aphasia is ready when people ask.
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Epilepsy, migraine, brain tumor, Alzheimer's, and Parkinson's disease can cause the language disorder aphasia.
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Receptive aphasia is when a person can hear a voice or read print but may not understand the meaning of the message.
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Having pump bottles for shampoo & towel hooks instead of bars can make showering much easier for someone with #hemiplegia. #strokerecovery
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Did you know: sudden arm weakness is a sign of a #stroke.
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While recovery of language skills is usually a slow process, most people suffering with aphasia make significant progress.
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Our goal is to ensure survivors and their caregivers are aware of and have access to the best Aphasia treatments available. #Aphasia
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Our #aphasia professionals of the month hail from across the globe. Need advice? Ask in our forums! aphasiahope.org/forums/
Aphasia is most commonly the result of a stroke but can occur from any severe head injury. #Aphasia
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A hemorrhagic #stroke is caused by bleeding in the brain.
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A good way to communicate with aphasia is to use gestures or point to objects being referenced.
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Non-fluent aphasia is mostly the result of of damage to the front of the brain.
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Receptive Aphasia can cause difficulties with understanding the meaning of printed or spoken messages.
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Exercise can be very beneficial to emotional recovery from a stroke. It will boost your mood and help relieve #stress.
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It is possible for #stroke survivors with #hemiplegia to navigate stairs. However, having strong railings on both sides is vital.
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Aphasia may occur in people of any age, sex, race, or nationality.
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Don't rush someone with aphasia. Allow them time to work through what they are trying to say.
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Visually organize communications to help #aphasia patients better participate in conversations.
#CaregiverTip: Have a quick description of what #aphasia is ready when people ask.