Voices of Hope for Aphasia

at 2901 1st Ave N, Ste 101, Saint Petersburg, 33713 United States

Communicate confidently and live fully.


Voices of Hope for Aphasia
2901 1st Ave N, Ste 101
Saint Petersburg , FL 33713
United States
Contact Phone
P: (727) 249-1953
Website

Description

If you are a caregiver or individual living with Aphasia and are looking for additional resources or just support, we can help. Please contact us! Also, if you would like to learn about how you can help VHA and individuals living with Aphasia - we are always looking for volunteers!

General Info

What is Aphasia? Aphasia is an acquired communication disorder that impairs a person's ability to process language, but does not affect intelligence. Aphasia impairs the ability to speak and understand others, and most people with aphasia experience difficulty reading and writing. Aphasia is a disorder that results from damage to portions of the brain that are responsible for language. For most people, these are areas on the left side (hemisphere) of the brain. Aphasia usually occurs suddenly, often as the result of a stroke or head injury, but it may also develop slowly, as in the case of a brain tumor, an infection, or dementia. Who has Aphasia? Anyone can acquire aphasia, including children, but most people who have aphasia are middle-aged or older. Men and women are equally affected. According to the National Aphasia Association, approximately 200,000 individuals acquire aphasia each year from strokes. About one million people in the United States currently have aphasia.

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IMPORTANT: VOICES OF HOPE FOR APHASIA MEETING IS CANCELLED ON WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 11 DUE TO VETERANS DAY. The Sunshine Center will be closed for Veterans Day on Wed, Nov. 11. There will be NO Voices of Hope for Aphasia meeting on that day. We will be meeting on Friday, November 13 at the USFSP location. Then we will resume our normal Wed-Fri schedule. Apologies for any inconvenience. We are still getting used to our new home in the Sunshine Center! Please call me with any questions: 727-249-1953.

Published on 2015-11-07 17:27:30 GMT

Many thanks to all who made our conference, "Stories Don't Need Words", an inspiring event to remember! Please post your thoughts and comments about the event. More photos to follow!