Supporting people with aphasia after stroke or brain injury
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About Aphasia

Aphasia is a language and communication disorder.  It's usually caused by damage to the left side of the brain.

There are currently 350,000 people living withaphasia in the UK.  The most common cause ofaphasia is stroke.

People withaphasia often have trouble with:  speaking, understanding speech, reading and writing.

Aphasia affects each person differently.  This depends on the cause and severity of the brain damage.

Aphasia has a sudden and profound effect on a person’s life, making many everyday tasks difficult.  Reading a newspaper, making a phone-call, using the internet, talking to family and friends, sending a text message – almost everything we do relies on language and communication.

Aphasia impacts on confidence, personal relationships, employment and social life.  It can lead to frustration, isolation and depression.