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  • New member and looking for support

    Posted by Lisa Casey on October 3, 2023 at 2:00 pm

    My husband suffered a massive stroke 3 years ago and still has not gained his speech back yet. It is so exhausting trying to figure out what he is trying to say all day everyday. He has seem to have given up even trying now, and sits watching movies all day and night.

    Anyone out there going through a similar issue?

    Christine Knospe replied 2 weeks, 4 days ago 5 Members · 4 Replies
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  • Stefan Landgraf

    Member
    October 3, 2023 at 7:08 pm

    My name is Stefan. I suffered a stroke in April 2022. My right leg and arm are 60% to 70% okay. My speech is changing from day to day. Sometimes my speech is better. Sometimes is bad. So what? My heart stopped 50 minutes during my stroke. My wife safe me and me six kids need me. I can not give up!

  • Michael Boeri

    Member
    October 5, 2023 at 9:09 am

    Hi Lisa, thank you for sharing. I’m sorry to hear about your husband’s stroke. I’d like to share a few resources within the community that may be beneficial for your current situation. There are various free communication boards available for download. These low-tech communication tools are easy-to-use and can be utilized in various situations. There’s also free communication apps that can be downloaded to a phone or tablet. They can assist with daily communication and can also help practice speech, language, and cognitive skills. If you’re interested in more high-tech communication resources, I would recommend looking into personalized communication devices. I hope you find these resources helpful!

  • lori Updike

    Member
    March 24, 2024 at 1:15 am

    I had 2strokes and can’t talk at all for 12 years if you need a friend and support I’m here for you

    • Christine Knospe

      Member
      June 3, 2024 at 10:15 am

      Have you received Speech Therapy? This is also a great option to improve your functional communication skills!

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