Aphasia means you cannot always find the words, although you know what you want to say.
You may find it difficult to understand what people say to you.
Most people with Aphasia have had a stroke. Others may have had a head injury, an infection, a brain tumour or other neurological condition.
The brain has two sides. Each side controls different things. The LEFT side of the brain controls language and speech.
Your stroke or brain injury may have affected your:
It is important for you to try and communicate, even though your Aphasia makes this difficult.
People find that things get easier with time, but most people will not get all their language back.
You may find it helpful to contact other people who also have Aphasia and will know what you are going through.
Speakability Self-Help Groups can be a good way of learning to live with Aphasia and making new friends.
To find your local Self-Help Group, follow this link.
If you would like more information, Speakability produces a booklet called 'Picturing Aphasia'. You can order a copy by following this link to our Publications Order Form.