Wernicke's aphasia

TalkStroke closes on 5 February 2018

As My Stroke Guide has grown into a trusted online stroke community and support tool, we’re closing TalkStroke and asking you to register for My Stroke Guide. It will be easier for you to get all the online support you need, all in one place.

This unique, custom-built tool gives you the opportunity to create your own social profile, make friends with other users and message them directly. There are many ways to interact with one another, such as using the My social forum, posting on the public social wall and joining specific groups based on your interests.

We hope you register for My Stroke Guide, which is quick, easy and takes no longer than five minutes. You can register whenever you want to – either before 5 February or after the closure. You’ll benefit from using all the new features and keep the conversation alive in a supportive and welcoming community.

We’d like to thank you for all your commitment to TalkStroke and we hope you join us soon on My Stroke Guide, our trusted online stroke community and support tool.

If you have any questions, please call us on 0300 222 5707 or email us on mystrokeguide@stroke.org.uk

Has anyone been diagnosed with Wernicke's aphasia and what has helped with recovery? My Mum had a stroke about a month ago now and has been diagnosed with this type of aphasia. She can understand short sentences with gestures and often replies with a good few words at the beginning of a sentence which then become muddled. She is able to match a picture to a word unless the words are related, for example a sock could be foot, shoe or sock. She is practising writing by copying words but can't write independently. I know it is so frustrating for her, yesterday she had a massive anxiety attack and luckily I turned up to the hospital just at that point so was able to tell them what was wrong and they were able to calm her down. It really worried me as at first I thought she was having another stroke.



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