Aphasia itself is not a disease, but rather a condition that happens as a result of a stroke, brain tumor, head injury, or other trauma to the brain that may cause difficulty with speech, expressing one’s thoughts, and struggling to find the right words to convey those thoughts.
Griswold Home Care is pleased to offer a number of resources to help you better understand this condition and how you can help a loved one dealing with aphasia.
Read the transcript or listen to a free webinar conducted by Griswold Home Care with a representative of the National Aphasia Association designed to offer families and caregivers of those living with aphasia information on the condition and practical tools to help loved ones suffering with the condition.
Griswold Home Care presents a visual overview of aphasia and how it impacts the brain, speech and thought patterns of those afflicted with the condition. Take an at-a-glance look at the technologies that are now helping to give aphasia patients a chance at more clearly communicating.
Learn more about the treatment options available to those afflicted with aphasia and what sort of communication issues caregivers can expect to see in a loved one with aphasia. Discover how you can help them past the hurdles commonly faced by this condition.
Did you know that using hand gestures in conversation can be helpful to adults recovering from aphasia and give them clues as to the meaning of what you’re saying? Learn more tips like these to help enhance the communication skills of a senior in your life with aphasia.
Learn more about the different types of aphasia, and how they may affect individuals stricken with the condition. Discover the ways that science and doctors are treating aphasia today and which medical professionals may stand to give your loved one the most chance to overcoming aphasia.
You may know the “basics” about aphasia -- a complex disorder that affects the communication abilities of stroke victims and those dealing with the aftereffects of brain trauma. However, there is still a lot to learn about how you can help a loved one better express themselves. From minimizing distractions to simplifying your words, check out what you need to know to help your loved one with aphasia.