ST AUGUSTINE, FL (St Augustine Shores Riverview Club, 790 Christina Drive, St Augustine, FL, 32086. Presentation: Aphasia, regaining your language from a stroke. 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM, Tuesday, June 12, 2018.)
I presented “Aphasia, Regaining your language from a stroke” to more than 25 people at the St Augustine Shores Riverview Club for Aphasia Month! Many of the people in the audience knew about friends or family with stroke and aphasia. There were lots of great questions about aphasia awareness and how the brain actually works to “get better” given that the only medicine was practicing the same modalities that were damaged in the first place. We talked about the five rules of aphasia recovery too: motivation, practice…practice, practice and more practice! We also talked about cognitive challenges (like walking) which can be quite stimulating without being (necessarily) demanding. Great day!