Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Fighting aphasia to communicate

I lost the ability to speak during my stroke - and struggled to regain the ability to speak coherently.

A recent story about how another stroke survivor fought to communicate:
However, last year, everything came to an abrupt halt when Alster suffered a stroke while traveling in his car. He awoke from a coma after three weeks in the hospital and was discharged to Morse Geriatric Center for rehabilitation. He could not speak, had no mobility and could not feed himself.
Alster entered the aphasia program at Morse, and with the help of his rehab team, led by Debbie Trontz, along with his own fighting spirit and motivation from his wife, he eventually learned to speak once again, eat and walk.

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