A Helping Hand on the Aphasia Journey
The caregiver role in managing the care and rehabilitation of a loved one after a stroke is vital. It can be demanding and sometimes frustrating, as well as emotionally and physically draining, but it’s not hopeless. Being diagnosed with aphasia after a stroke or brain injury can cause frustration and stress, not only for patients but also for their caregivers. Oftentimes, caregivers find themselves dealing with an entirely “new” loved one—with a different personality, new physical challenges, and impaired communication skills.
Every year, more than one million people have a stroke. An equal number of caregivers take on new duties when their loved one is faced with life after a stroke or brain injury. Learn tips and strategies to manage this new role in our caregiving eBook.
There is Hope
Tools like mobile device apps, communication devices, online speech therapy, and support groups can help your loved one strengthen their communication skills and regain confidence. They can also help your loved one find new and meaningful ways to share their wants and needs.
Regardless of the approach you select to improve your loved one’s communication skills and decrease communication frustrations, remember that there is hope. Individuals with aphasia can improve.