How to Manage a Socially Distanced Holiday Season

This year the holidays are going to look a little different. Health organizations around the world are advising the public to limit indoor gatherings to curb the spread of COVID-19. If you are living with aphasia or someone who has aphasia, feeling isolated or alone might be common. But this year’s holiday season and social…

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How An AAC Device Can Help You Improve Your Speech

As you may have recently learned, an augmentative and alternative (AAC) device can help individuals with speech and language impairments to communicate in several ways. But, AAC devices offer far more than a way to communicate. They are actually shown to improve speech in several studies. Nonetheless, there is a persistent and common misperception that…

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How to Practice Mindfulness

Living with aphasia after a stroke or brain injury can be stressful and anxiety inducing for both the survivor as well as his or her family members. There’s no doubt that for many, those feelings have only been intensified by the ongoing global pandemic. If you are among those struggling with these emotions during these…

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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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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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