The more people who know what aphasia is, the easier the lives will be for those who live with it.

Aphasia awareness month is a great way to spend some time focusing on spreading the word 'aphasia' around as much as possible.

We would very much appreciate your help. A single social media post can reach many people who follow you. We have created an image for you to share on facebook, instagram and twitter. 

All you need to do is download the image here , post it to your social media and tag Say Aphasia, and mention our website www.sayaphasia.org.

About 350,000 people in the UK have aphasia...

Help us educate 350,000 other people about aphasia

so that people who live with aphasia do not feel so alone, isolated and misunderstood.


This year for June Awareness Month 2020, we spread the word on our social media to help more people understand aphasia. You can see our posts below.

around a third of people who have a stroke will experience aphasia⁠

and greater awareness can mean easier communication ⁠

and a better quality of life for a person with aphasia.⁠

When someone has aphasia, every day tasks can be a huge challenge.⁠

Writing a shopping list may take much longer or you may not be able to write at all⁠

Working out how much to pay, or what change you should receive can become a struggle⁠

Reading the ingredients on food packaging may be a struggle, or you may not be able to read it at all⁠

Asking for assistance in a shop may be a struggle, as you may not be able to say what you are thinking, or you think you are saying the right thing but it actually comes out gobbledy-goop.⁠

Do you have something you would like us to share during June's aphasia awareness month? If so please send us a message or email [email protected]

Let's raise awareness together!

Having aphasia can cause a lot of frustration and anger due to being misunderstood, and not being able to communicate their thoughts.⁠

This can lead to arguments with family members.⁠

Especially as people with aphasia may not be aware of their difficulties with understanding, or be aware of their own speech errors.⁠

Having a stroke is a major cause of aphasia.⁠

Many people worry about having another stroke.⁠

A small number of people may have more than one stroke.⁠

As well as living with the affects of a stroke, such as loss of movement in on one side of the body, Aphasia can also lead to: ⁠
ISOLATION ⁠
FRUSTRATION⁠
ARGUMENTS ⁠
ANXIETY ⁠
ANGER ⁠
UNEMPLOYMENT ⁠
A LACK OF CONFIDENCE⁠
BOREDOM ⁠
DEPRESSION ⁠
UNCERTAINTY ⁠
EMBARRASSMENT ⁠
PROBLEMS WITH RELATIONSHIPS

ABOUT 350,000 PEOPLE IN THE UK HAVE APHASIA⁠

HELP US EDUCATE 350,000 OTHER PEOPLE ABOUT APHASIA, SO THAT PEOPLE WHO LIVE WITH APHASIA DO NOT FEEL SO ALONE, ISOLATED AND MISUNDERSTOOD.⁠

You can also watch our videos from people with aphasia here.

Having a stroke can cause many seizures in some people, and they may need to take medication for the rest of their life to keep the seizures at bay. ⁠

Another condition that a stroke can cause is aphasia - ⁠

Aphasia is an impairment of language, affecting the production or comprehension of speech and the ability to read or write. Aphasia is always due to injury to the brain, most commonly caused by a stroke.⁠

Want to learn more about aphasia? Click here

Having aphasia requires having a lot of speech therapy to help relearn how to speak and find new ways of communicating.⁠

For people with aphasia, speech and language therapy aims to: ⁠
* help restore as much of your speech and language as possible (reduce impairment) ⁠

* help you communicate to the best of your ability (increase activity and participation) ⁠

* find alternative ways of communicating (use compensatory strategies or aids)