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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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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Mature adult couple doing yoga as part of their self-care routine

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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Multi-generational family sitting on the couch enjoying a television show, drinking and eating snacks

Shows to Binge and Talk About this Holiday Season

Journalists and media writers like to say we’re living in “Peak TV” because there have been a lot of good TV shows recently. But, a lot of the best shows aren’t just aired on traditional networks anymore — many also appear on online streaming services. With the kids and grandkids around for the holidays, these…

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Six Free Aphasia-Friendly Video Games

Video games are now one of the most popular forms of entertainment, with some attracting millions of players worldwide. And who doesn’t like playing games? Word games in particular are a great, fun way for people with aphasia and their caregivers to play with words. These games can be downloaded onto a mobile phone or…

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