Many Stroke Survivors experience some kind of language impairment. As speech therapists this is one of the areas we address with our patients. Tamlyn Laubscher (Speech Therapist) and myself have put this together to help explain what this condition is: What is aphasia? Aphasia is a term used to describe a communication disorder that results from … Continue reading What is Aphasia
At our June Stroke Support Group we were joined by the lovely Michelle Jackson, a neuropsychologist. She led a discussion around her role in stroke rehabilitation. This is what she had to share: "Neuropsychological rehabilitation is the ongoing treatment of those who have suffered a stroke, or any kind of neurological injury to the brain. … Continue reading Neuropsychology Intervention Following a Stroke
Dysphagia is the term used when a patient is having difficulty eating and swallowing. The difficulty can arise during any phase of the eating process. It results from any number of neurological or physical conditions. Most commonly it results from a stroke or head injury but can also be due to throat/neck cancer, degenerative disease and some … Continue reading Hard to Swallow?
Do you know someone who’s had a stroke? Have you ever wondered how or perhaps why a stroke happens? Here are some basic facts to help shed light on this condition! What is a stroke? A stroke is when there’s an interruption of blood flow to the brain caused by a blocked or burst artery. … Continue reading About Strokes