This research will develop a new self-management programme for stroke survivors with aphasia and their families, to help them to adjust to and manage their lives after stroke.
Around a third of stroke survivors suffer from aphasia, a language disorder which can affect speech, comprehension and reading and writing skills. The Stroke Association has the skills and experience to help people with these communication disabilities.
Information on where to get financial and emotional support, as well as advice on driving and getting back to work.
In this edition, we look at the impact of stroke on families and hear from a carer, Adam, on how his family has remained strong after his wife had a stroke following child birth. We also have advice on everything from driving after stroke to reducing blood pressure and the benefits of befriending.
Aphasia is a long-term condition and many people will continue to need support for several years after its onset. However, with the right tools and support, even someone with severe aphasia can continue to communicate effectively.
In this issue we celebrate our Life After Stroke Award winners - inspirational people like Charlotte who made an incredible recovery after a stroke at the age of seven. We also take a look at our campaign report, Feeling overwhelmed, which focuses on the emotional impact of stroke and outlines our work to make sure people get the right assessment and support.
Find out how to access a UK-wide consultation group for stroke survivors with aphasia, a communication disorder which is common after stroke.
The 2016 meeting of the International Aphasia Rehabilitation Conference will take place in London at City, University of London from the 14th – 16th December 2016. Find out more about the exciting aphasia research being presented, including research funded by the Stroke Association.
Young stroke survivor Emily Curry reflects on her life a year after her stroke.