Learning to Communicate with Loved Ones Suffering from Aphasia

Do you know someone who is a stroke survivor? This video explains how to communicate with individuals suffering from aphasia as a result of stroke.

The key to effective communication is remembering three easy rules. First, ask straightforward questions. If possible, pose questions that require only a one-word answer. Second, give your loved one ample time to process your question and provide a response. Third, give your friend or family member your complete concentration as he answers your question. Being an attentive listener can greatly enhance your interactions.

MountainView Hospital offers stroke care services for the residents of Las Vegas. For information on our stroke treatment options, call our Consult-A-Nurse line at (702) 233-5474.