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.
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