About the Campaign
Stroke is the No. 5 cause of death and the leading cause of disability in the U.S. A stroke can have various communication effects, one of which is aphasia
. Stroke is the most common cause of aphasia, which is a language disorder that affects the ability to communicate.
June is National Aphasia Awareness Month
, which is a national campaign to increase public education around the language disorder and to recognize the numerous people who are living with or caring for people with aphasia. The American Heart Association/American Stroke Association is increasing aphasia awareness by sharing communication tips, the effects of having aphasia, assistive devices for those with aphasia and more. We are making progress but we still have a ways to go and we need your help!
5 Easy Ways to Support the Campaign
- Download and share the Aphasia - Communicating Through the Barriers Infographic - Male PDF | Female PDF with your family and friends.
- Help others with aphasia by sharing your aphasia tips on the Tips for Daily Living Library, from tips for using assistive devices to tips for socializing with aphasia.
- Recognize your stroke survivor, caregiver, or healthcare professional hero with the Stroke Hero Certificate:
Stroke Survivor Certificate | Stroke Caregiver Certificate | EMS and HCP Certificate
- Did you know 80% of strokes are preventable? Share the Stroke Risk Quiz with your community to help end stroke.
- Help your loved ones and colleagues by learning more about stroke and the most common warning signs by downloading the F.A.S.T. mobile app.
Partners in ActionPlease share your activities – big or small – to be featured on our National Aphasia Awareness Month calendar and check out activities taking place near you:
National Aphasia Awareness Month Community Calendar
|Raising Our Voice for Aphasia Gospel Concert||6/1/14||6 PM||Community Baptist Church of Englewood, 224 First Street, Englewood ||Help us recognize National Aphasia Awareness Month with this free concert featuring Vy Higginsen's famed Gospel for Teens Choir and presented by Adler Aphasia Center!||For more information, call 210-368-8585|
|Stroke of Hope Expo and Open House||5/16/14||5:30-8:30 PM||Adler Aphasia Center, 60 West Hunter Avenue, Maywood, NH||Join us for an evening of information and services for stroke survivors with aphasia, their families and healthcare professionals, presented by Adler Aphasia Center and National Aphasia Association.||For directions to Adler Aphasia Center, please call 201.368.8585 or visit our website.|
|Clink for a Cause||6/18/14||6-9 PM||American Whiskey|
247 W 30th St New York, NY 10001
|Order from over 150 American made whiskey choices and a Southern inspired menu at American Whiskey! Proceeds benefit the Adler Aphasia Center.||RSVP by June 13th by calling 201.368.8585|
$10 cover charge