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6 Stroke Prevention Tips For A Healthier Life

Stroke is the fifth-leading cause of death in the United States, and a leading cause of disability. According to CDC estimates, someone in the U.S. has a stroke every 40 seconds. Ischemic strokes occur when the blood supply to the brain is interrupted or reduced by a blockage, while hemorrhagic strokes occur when a blood…

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Understanding The Challenges Of AAC

Speech-language pathologists (SLPs) and their patients have an array of tools and strategies to choose from when considering care. One such tool is augmentative and alternative communication, or AAC. AAC is a term that we use to describe the various methods an individual with a speech or language impairment can use to communicate. At Lingraphica,…

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4 Aphasia Myths We Hear Too Often

Estimates vary, but approximately 2 million people in the United States have aphasia. Despite this, it’s not a well-known condition. If you’re unaware of or unfamiliar with aphasia, you’re not alone. And unfortunately, there’s a lot of misinformation about the condition. Here we’ll take a look at some of the most common myths and misconceptions…

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6 Hobbies To Explore If You Have Aphasia

When you develop aphasia, it takes time to adjust to a new lifestyle. It can be difficult to learn how to face the various challenges that accompany the condition. For one example, maintaining hobbies can demand more than what might be possible. But if you’ve lost a hobby due to aphasia, it doesn’t mean that…

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4 Aphasia Tips For 911 And Other Emergencies

Aphasia can present a number of challenges, both universal and personal. When speech and language abilities are disrupted, it can turn interactions that were once simple and straightforward into demanding obstacles. Things once taken for granted — making a phone call or speaking a name — emerge as hurdles. But improvement can be possible.  An aphasia diagnosis…

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How To Make The Most Of Your Doctor’s Visit With Aphasia

There’s no universal experience when it comes to a doctor’s appointment. For some, interacting with the healthcare system can be overwhelming. For others, it’s no big deal. No matter what emotions one may have concerning a doctor’s visit, there’s good reason to keep going: Medical visits are vital to living a healthy life. But when…

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How To Address The So-Called Aphasia Recovery Plateau

Everyone’s path in aphasia recovery is unique. For those of you who provide any level of care for someone with aphasia, there’s at least one common trait: You all want the best for whomever you’re caring for. Becoming an aphasia caregiver is not something that you can truly anticipate. Every day can often present new…

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Taking Care Of Yourself As An Aphasia Caregiver

By guest author: Devin Fisher, M.S., CCC-SLP Hello, parents, patients, and caregivers! I wanted to broach an important topic that I feel cannot be discussed enough. When you are taking care of someone else, don’t forget to take care of yourself. You’ve probably heard that you need to put on your own oxygen mask in…

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