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    Posted by Robin Odonnell on October 18, 2023 at 1:25 pm

    My husband had a stroke 2 weeks ago, we were lucky caught it early so he has no physical or occupational issues. He does have aphasia so communication is good sometimes and bad other times. I was wondering what to do when he can’t find the words and just shuts down. He gets depressed and both of us get frustrated.

    Evelyn Tews replied 6 months, 4 weeks ago 2 Members · 1 Reply
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  • Evelyn Tews

    October 31, 2023 at 4:20 pm

    Hi Robin – my apologies for the delayed response! I am so sorry to hear about your husband’s stroke and the difficulties you both face in communicating with each other. A lot of folks with aphasia prefer to use external strategies such as writing down words on paper or a white board, or using a communication board with pictures/words to help them communicate. Other folks prefer to have an AAC device with them to help compensate for lost verbal communication. I work with Lingraphica and would be happy to explore some of these strategies with you if you’d like!

    Our Virtual Connections platform is another great resource that might help your husband feel more connected/not alone in this journey. You can take a look at some upcoming sessions here: https://virtualconnections.aphasia.com/events/

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