Talking about Aphasia: Living with Loss of Language after Stroke

Talking about Aphasia: Living with Loss of Language after Stroke

Talking about Aphasia: Living with Loss of Language after Stroke

Talking about Aphasia: Living with Loss of Language after Stroke


'This book is a wonderful idea and it meets a heretofore unmet need. It derives from a particularly interesting database, since it deals with aphasia in aphasic people's own language... It is strongly recommended."
Professor Audrey Holland, Department of Speech Pathology, University of Arizona, USA

This book is about living with aphasia - a language impairment which can result from stroke. Drawing on in-depth interviews with fifty aphasic people, it explores the experience of aphasia from the dramatic onset of stroke and loss of language to the gradual revelation of its long-term consequences. The story is told from the perspective of aphasic people themselves. They describe the impact of aphasia upon their employment, education, leisure activities, finances, personal relationships and identity. They describe their changing needs and how well these have been met by health, social care and other services. They talk about what aphasia means to them, the barriers encountered in everyday life and how they cope. The book offers a unique insight into the struggle of living with aphasia, combining startlingly unusual language with a clear interlinking text.


By Chris Ireland

This is a collective of voices, often to be not listened to and often not heard and often not to understand. This is a very readable book — filter from complex to be so easily to read. Bach chapter invites the reader to the world-word-lives of people with aphasia. Each title of each chapter show the flexible, empathetic, powerful medium of language — reading and out-pick out issues, when the reader ready to dialogues.

This book belong to the people who tell their stories. Also it belongs with you — the readers to reflect their own experiences and learn and share various perceptions. Living with aphasia is facing daily struggle — pain, confusions, isolating, anxiety — and learning and understanding within the social world — so noisy, so stressful, so dirty polluted, needy, greedy. But some care, some are open to learn and some have vision.

Also, it belonged to those who worked very hard, using their talents, learning about pain and limitations from others. in feedback and empowering people to tell their stories, to filler, open hole the stony wall, graphical, strongly, powerful Not only to reflect but also to suggest more dear and helpful advisory support. Also, with the disability movement, towards more understanding and collective voice to campaign for better services for each needs.

Readership of this book — some will more understanding — some with fired and encouraged with the fight and seek support. Anothers will learn more about the complexity in the struggles of people with aphasia — both social issues and warring impairments. Illness and disability are worsened depends on others reactions, or help or not — understanding and care — real care and reflect on more humane social policies and advocate for invisible disabilities to become more visible.

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