Aphasia is a complex language and communication disorder resulting from damage to the language centres of the brain. Here you can find out more about the types of Aphasia as well as more information on recovery.
We offer support, friendship and understanding to all who have Aphasia (word-finding difficulties) following Stroke/TIA. Carers are very welcome too. Our aim is to acquire self-confidence in day-to-day living, find new ways to communicate if necessary and regain independence by participating in visits to local venues (dependant on weather conditions).
The Oxford Aphasia Group is a Stroke Association voluntary group that offers various activities to its members, including social support, games and quizzes, as well as outing and meals. The group also organises occasional talks by guest speakers.
Dementia is caused when the brain is damaged by disease or injury. This causes the structure of the brain to change, leading to the loss of some brain cells.
Aphasia Self-Help Groups are run by and for people with Aphasia - language-loss following stroke, head injury or other neurological condition.
At our meetings we support each other, share experiences, make new friends, rebuild self-confidence and develop new skills.
Aphasia charity, Connect, announces closure. Find out what support the Stroke Association can offer.
The recovery of stroke survivors with language difficulties is famously variable. Some stroke survivors recover much more quickly or fully than others. Some respond to treatment much better than others.
Although speech and language therapists (SLTs) may help aphasia patients with their rehabilitation, there remains a clear lack of evidence-based treatments available for them to help their patients with problems of everyday talking, known as ‘discourse’. This study aims to address both the need for evidence-based treatments and improvement of clinical expertise to address discourse problems af