Abbe Simon


Do you know someone who is a CONTROL FREAK? Abbe Simon, M.A, CCC-SLP, IHC Did the title of this column catch your eye because you live with someone who likes doing things their way? Do the words “control freak” mean something to you because your mirror reflects someone who prefers to be in charge? Or, …


The Gift of Caregiving

December 2022 While I prefer the word care PARTner to careGIVER, this holiday month suits the latter.   ‘Tis the season of “giving”.   What greater gift can someone receive than unconditional care?  While not wrapped in fancy paper or hidden in a stocking, a caregiver’s role is an indispensable gift.  Many of you reading this are …

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Guilt Be Gone !

October 2022 Care PARTners experience emotions that can often vary from day to day, hour to hour, or even minute to minute. This is a completely natural and understandable response to the role of caring for someone else.  If these feelings are not acknowledged, additional ones can emerge.  Specifically, feeling less healthy and well or …

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Yeah, Man!

Yeah, Man! Sometimes people with aphasia say a particular word or phrase over and over and over again.  The words can be spoken in different ways; they can sound like questions, they can come across as endearing, or they can be spoken with a negative tone depending on what the person with aphasia is trying …

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