We evaluated online resources for people with aphasia and their caregivers, and think we've come up with the some of the most helpful. Follow the links below to find information on treatment, research, therapy options, clinical trials, caregiver tips and more.
To make something a habit, you've got to work at it initially - but once you form a good habit, it's easy to keep on repeating and benefiting from that habit everyday! Read on to find out how to make Constant Therapy exercises a part of your daily routine - and how to use it to drive you or your loved one's recovery or improvement! Forming a new habit is hard, but just by starting this journey you are making major strides forward.
There are many more people than we realize living every day with some kind of brain injury, from mild to severe. Sometimes you can't tell from the outside; but rest assured, their lives have changed drastically, and they are working very hard to function in our incredibly complex world.
In medical terms, a Traumatic Brain Injury (aka TBI) is a “non-degenerative, non-congenital insult to the brain from an external mechanical force, possibly leading to permanent or temporary impairment of cognitive, physical, and psychosocial functions.” [Medscape, Dr. Segun Toyin Dawodu, JD, MD, MS, MBA, LLM).
The more time patients with brain injury spend on meaningful treatment tasks, the better their outcomes. However, there’s often a gap between the ideal amount of time needed to improve, and the time that’s dictated by insurance coverage or busy in-clinic schedules.
Our newest program allows you to purchase carryover licenses for one or more of your clients. You can add and remove patients at any time during the Flexlicense subscription period. The program is designed to be very flexible mirroring the continuous change with your client census.
This month, March, is Brain Injury Awareness Month. Take a few moments out of your day to learn a little more about brain injuries, how they affect communication, and how communication challenges caused by brain injury can be treated. And then pass it on, to help raise awareness!
The recent, multiple award-winning film, Still Alice, brings the issue of early-onset dementia to the forefront. The story about how Alice Howland, a linguistics professor at Columbia, and her family deal with her diagnosis of familial Alzheimer's disease at age 50, is both heartfelt and powerful. Watching the film is the first time many people get to see close-up what it's like to be an Alzheimer's patient, as well as a caregiver.
Primary Progressive Aphasia is a little known, often confused, and frequently missed diagnosis. In today’s blog post we’ll go over the symptoms, what we know about the causes, and how language tasks can help.