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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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Adjusting to A Loved One’s Dependence on You

Few people ever anticipate becoming a caregiver to a spouse, child, parent, sibling. Yet, every year millions of individuals fall victim to stroke or traumatic brain injury, and aphasia. Many of those who acquire aphasia go on to recover within a few months. However, others will experience impairments that can last significantly longer – for…

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The Impact of Aphasia on Caregivers

An aphasia diagnosis can be one of the most devastating things to happen to someone who survives a stroke or traumatic brain injury. In an instant a person can lose their ability to comprehend and use language. Similarly, an aphasia diagnosis can be just as devastating for that individual’s family and the person who becomes…

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5 Tips for Combating the Holiday Blues

Holidays are usually thought of as a joyful time of year. When living with aphasia, this may not always be the case. Holidays can present unique challenges for people living with communication disorders, as well as their caregivers. The Danish concept of hygge is all about enjoying the present moment. In the winter, the days…

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Caring for Caregivers: Managing Stress and Emotional Well-being

Having a loved one with aphasia can add stress to the whole family. Many caregivers find themselves with unexpected responsibilities. These can include navigating doctors’ appointments and providing assistance with everyday tasks. If the stroke caused one or both people to stop working, finances can be another big stressor. In a recent survey by Lingraphica,…

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Caregiver Self-care: Get Better Quality Sleep

Getting enough sleep is one of the biggest lifestyle factors that can improve your wellbeing. Research (and experience) tells us that sleep is very important to our physical and mental health. With enough rest, our brains function better and it’s easier to deal with everyday situations and stresses. However, in a recent survey by Lingraphica,…

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