Information about Aphasia

Imagine life if you suddenly found yourself unable to read a newspaper, write a shopping list, talk to family or friends, use a telephone or do many other everyday activities.

Aphasia, (or dysphasia) means problems with communication (speaking, understanding, reading, writing). Such difficulties often arise after stroke or other brain trauma.

Aphasia affects a third of all people who have a stroke

About 130,000 people in Britain have a stroke each year (Office of National Statistics) and it is generally accepted that a third of these are left with some form of aphasia.

Aphasia has a sudden and profound effect on the person, their family and friends. It impacts on the individual’s confidence, personal relationships, employment and social life