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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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Five Tips for Communicating With a Person Who Has Aphasia

Speak in a slightly slower speech rate and remember you are talking to an adult. Avoid talking “childlike.” Use visual supports.  As you are talking, use a whiteboard or blank paper to print salient, relevant words to enhance the message you are relaying. Point to items in your surroundings that relate to your message. Use gestures, drawings, facial expressions …

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