To The Spousal Caregiver This Holiday

To The Spousal Caregiver This Holiday “To love and care for a person is to see all of their magic, and to remind them of it when they have forgotten.” -Anonymous The holidays always seem to beg of everyone a sense of joy and happiness. There are several aspects of the holidays that give off […]

Navigating the holidays with aphasia

Holidays with aphasia

Navigating The Holidays With Aphasia “There’s something about a Christmas sweater that will always make me laugh.” Kristin Wiig Many greet the holidays with cheerful anticipation. After all, it means time with family, those Hallmark movies that everyone loves, and the overall holly jolly spirit of Christmas. However, for those with aphasia, the holidays can […]

Maintaining a strong relationship with your partner while living with aphasia

Maintaining a strong relationship with your partner while living with aphasia We welcome guest blogger Veronique Theberge from Weird And Wonderful Brain. Communication is an important part of a relationship with your significant other. Brain injury can challenge many aspects of your relationship with your loved one, and if aphasia is in the mix, it represents […]

You Are Not Alone

Not Alone

You Are Not Alone “The loneliest moment in someone’s life is when they are watching their whole world fall apart, and all they can do is stare blankly.” F. Scott Fitzgerald You Are Not Alone Aphasia can be a very, very lonely condition. It can be lonely for the person who has aphasia and also […]

A Guide To Ambiguous Grief

Ambiguous Grief

A Guide To Ambiguous Grief “No one ever told me that grief felt so much like fear. I am not afraid, but the sensation is like being afraid. The same fluttering in the stomach, the same restlessness…” C.S. Lewis, quote from A Grief Observed Grief is something that we’ve all experienced. If you’re reading this, […]

The Ultimate Inspirational Playlist

Listening to music

The Ultimate Inspirational Playlist When you’re going through the valleys of life as a person with aphasia or perhaps a caregiver, an inspirational playlist can be very therapeutic. Music has inspired and given me hope throughout my journey as a wife and caregiver to my husband when I felt I was on the brink of […]

A Heartfelt Note From The Author

Get In Touch

A Heartfelt Note From The Author Three years ago, when my husband had a massive stroke, I would have given anything to have a manual explaining how to deal with such a jolting life event. Unfortunately, there’s no manual, and even if there were, everyone’s experience is different when it comes to stroke, aphasia, and […]

Putting the “FUN” in Functional Phrases

Functional Phrases Aphasia

Putting the “FUN” in Functional Phrases One of the most heartbreaking side effects of aphasia is loneliness. It’s not uncommon to see someone with aphasia tucked away in a corner by themselves during a family birthday party. Or maybe they are pretending to be on their phone when spending time with friends because they don’t […]

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