- Aphasia is a condition that affects a person's ability to communicate, not their intelligence.
- Stroke survivors who have aphasia find it difficult to speak, read and write.
- It affects one in three stroke survivors, which is around 367,000 people living in the UK
Our simple animation, titled Aphasia Etiquette aims to help people communicate better with stroke survivors who have aphasia.
If you'd like to get involved and support our aphasia campaign, please order the free Aphasia Etiquette postcard to hand in to your GP surgery or local Health Centre.
Living with Aphasia
In a survey of stroke survivors carried out by the Stroke association, almost 800 stroke survivors with aphasia shared their experiences. In this video, four stroke survivors discuss the most common difficulties and frustrations.
- You can search for some of our local services here or ring the Stroke Helpline on 0303 3033 100.
- You can read our factsheet on communication problems after stroke.
- You can visit TalkStroke to meet other people affected by stroke and share experiences.
- If you are a health or social care professional and would like to find out more about the support services we can provide for people who have aphasia, please see the Professionals section of our website or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We also have communication guides available to download: