How aphasia may affect your mood and emotions.
At just 23 years old, Emily Curry had a stroke while at work. She reflects on her life a year after her stroke.
An ischaemic stroke happens when a blood clot, or other blockage, cuts off the blood supply to your brain. This is the most common type of stroke.
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.
Find out more about the different types of stroke and why they happen.