Sunday, November 15, 2009

Aphasia Forum (Italy)


When your brain does not allow you to use the words

to tell someone that you love him, to lie,

To order a caffe ', to tell a joke,

to insult, to betray, to make a compliment

to thank, to confess, to invite,

To hear a lie, to sign a contract,

making phone calls in America, to read a bill,

to apologize, to refuse an invitation,

ask for help when you're lost

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Aphasia Project Intervention, research and social support (Italy)

A global project to improve the quality of life
aphasic patients and acquired brain
A project gdal May 2000 the Foundation Pier Carlo study and implement interventions designed to improve the quality of life of patients with acquired cognitive deficits, especially aphasia, through a project of continuity of care, which is a structured way at different times which connects l 'Axis clinical / rehabilitation with the social. To this end there is a collaboration with the Service for Adults Logopedics ASL 1, with L 'Informahandicap ASL 1, under the District Social Services and with different groups of the Turin area and Liguria.

The experience in the field and to meet the complex and diverse reality of the aphasic person, has changed the initial plan of action and research in a network of collaborations on specific territory, and has stimulated the creation of a center - the CIRP - from which are made several interventions aimed at improving the quality of life of aphasia and his family.

Sunday, November 8, 2009

How to help a friend with aphasia

gracie1402 Member
By Amy Kuncaitis
User-Submitted Article
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Aphasia, is a loss of the ability to produce and/or comprehend language, due to injury to brain areas specialized for these functions, Broca's area, which governs language production, or Wernicke's area, which governs the interpretation of language. It is not a result of deficits in sensory, intellect, or psychiatric functioning, nor due to muscle weakness or a cognitive disorder.

Depending on the area and extent of the damage, someone suffering from aphasia may be able to speak but not write, or vice versa, or display any of a wide variety of other deficiencies in language comprehension and production, such as being able to sing but not speak. Aphasia may co-occur with speech disorders such as dysarthria or apraxia of speech, which also result from brain damage

Aphasia can come in many different forms. Aphasia may occur in persons of any age, sex, race, or nationality. Vocation and education are not determining factors.

Here are some practical tips to help you communicate with someone who love who may be experiencing expressive aphasia or any other form.