June is National Aphasia Awareness Month

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About the Campaign

Stroke is the No. 5 cause of death and the leading cause of disability in the U.S. A stroke can have various communication effects, one of which is aphasia. Stroke is the most common cause of aphasia, which is a language disorder that affects the ability to communicate.

June is National Aphasia Awareness Month, which is a national campaign to increase public education around the language disorder and to recognize the numerous people who are living with or caring for people with aphasia. The American Heart Association/American Stroke Association is increasing aphasia awareness by sharing communication tips, the effects of having aphasia, assistive devices for those with aphasia and more. We are making progress but we still have a ways to go and we need your help!

Campaign Resources

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Caregiver Guide to Stroke Cover Page

Post-Stroke Resources

Download more free stroke resources on the Stroke Resource Center!

How You Can Support

  1. Download and share the Aphasia - Communicating Through the Barriers Infographic - Male PDF | Female PDF with your family and friends.
  2. Post inspirational messages and share social messages within your social community to recognize those effected by aphasia and share aphasia resources.
  3. Recognize your stroke survivor, caregiver, or healthcare professional hero by nominating them as a stroke hero. Submit Now!
  4. Spread the word. Join other survivors and caregivers on the Support Network and share resources to help raise aphasia awareness.
  5. Help others with aphasia by sharing your aphasia tips on the Tips for Daily Living Library, from tips for using assistive devices to tips for socializing with aphasia.