Four Ways to Improve Communication While at Home

Just because you’re spending more time at home doesn’t mean you have to stop working on your communication. In fact, it may be the perfect opportunity to dedicate time each day to getting online and finding resources that will help you improve your communication.   Here are four ways to improve your communication during COVID-19:   1. Tele-speech therapy is a good place to start. Under…

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Brokenness and Aphasia

By guest author: Rochelle Anderson I’m not sure what disability means. Does it mean the inability to be employed as stated by the Social Security Administration? Is it the World Health Organization (WHO) definition as an umbrella term covering impairments, activity limitations, and participation restrictions? For me, disability means the right side of my body is broken,…

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Tips for Managing Stress While on Lockdown

Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, many individuals with aphasia and their caregivers had already felt the isolating effects of aphasia. But with so much of the world currently under orders to stay home, that isolation has only grown evermore present. Managing isolation and the stress and anxiety it brings is no small feat. To help,…

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Four Reasons to Join Virtual Connections

Virtual Connections is a new free program that offers a series of daily online meetups for individuals with aphasia and their families.  The program was co-developed by Lingraphica and the Aphasia Recovery Connection (ARC). To date, hundreds of individuals have taken part in the sessions with many returning throughout the week for additional sessions. If…

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A Simple Guide to Communicating Over Video Chat

With most of the world under social distancing orders, staying connected to friends and loved ones has become increasingly important. Although older adults are certainly accustomed to picking up the phone to speak to someone, many are still unfamiliar or uncertain about using video chat. Here is a simple guide you can use to help…

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4 Things to Do When You Can’t Leave Your Home

Social Distancing Does Not Mean Social Isolation Many of us find ourselves in uncharted territory with recent measures – like social distancing and lockdowns – taken to combat COVID-19. However, for many people with aphasia, being socially distant is common and the struggle to connect with the outside world is a familiar challenge. The communication…

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3 Ways Lingraphica is Responding to COVID-19

During these uncertain times, we want to assure you that Lingraphica will continue to operate as it normally would. Additionally, we have taken steps to ensure the safety and wellbeing of our patients, their families, and healthcare providers. Here are three ways Lingraphica is responding to the COVID-19 crisis: We are continuing to provide assistance…

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3 Communication Shortcuts for Aphasia Caregivers

If you are struggling to communicate with your loved one with aphasia, you are not alone. A recent study by Lingraphica that involved over 700 caregivers of people with aphasia revealed that 93% find their inability to communicate with that person is the single biggest challenge. As we know, aphasia can manifest in several ways…

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9 Steps to Self-Care When Caring for Someone with Aphasia

Caring for yourself is, perhaps, the most important thing you can do when you’re responsible for caring for a loved one. Without taking the time to focus attention on yourself, it’s easy to become overwhelmed, burned out, and even resentful. An increased stress level is the most common side effect of being a caregiver for…

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