Home Forums Aphasia If I have aphasia, will it go away eventually?

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    • Joyce Hoffman
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      I’m wondering if aphasia will go completely away!

    • Joyce Hoffman
      Moderator

      It will fade over time.

    • NAOMI BEIGEL
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      I like your photo !!!

    • Peter Corfield
      Participant

      it will go away.

    • NAOMI BEIGEL
      Moderator

      When I had the stroke in 2010 I was unaware of aphasia support groups. I took it upon myself to improve my delayed speech by using a game called brain age and reading as fast as I could for an entire year. My speech was quite delayed and over time has improved considerably. I also chose to volunteer at our local police department  one afternoon every week. This interaction was also very productive in  improving my speech.

      Still if I’m nervous at times it can be hesitant. I’m blessed as my cognitive skills were not as badly effected. So I’ve learned how to work around most situations.

      So yes I agree you can experience tremendous improvement. Another thing, what you critically hear others don’t.

      • This reply was modified 11 months, 4 weeks ago by  Daniel Gu.
    • Joyce Hoffman
      Moderator

      Helpful comment, Naomi!

    • Daniel Gu
      Participant

      Joyce, I am very lucky that aphasia did not really impact me. But I have heard this is one of the worst thing stroke brings.

      I do know and observe that some of my friends who suffered aphasia got better over time. But that is often attributable to their continued efforts to practice and get better. Sheer will does make a difference.

    • Cam Compton Towe
      Participant

      I have aphasia.  My stroke was almost 7 yrs. Ago and mine has gotten better, so much so that most people do not know I have it.  I worked hard to get where I am.  Talking, doing podcasts, public speaking all helped.

    • Daniel Gu
      Participant

      Cam, did you feel anything specifically has been more helpful? Or they all helped?

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