When the Words Away Went: A new documentary about aphasia

Steve reading from a piece of paper to a woman sat with him

A new documentary all about aphasia is coming out soon. 40% of stroke survivors have aphasia. They struggle to communicate.

Aphasia can have a huge impact on stroke survivors and their loved ones.

It damages the communication areas of your brain.

People with aphasia can recover over time and find new ways to communicate.

But not a lot of people know what aphasia is.

That's why we've produced a new documentary.

When the Words Away Went

Our new documentary follows a group of stroke survivors with aphasia.

They each have a goal they are working towards.

The documentary follows them in their recovery.

It shows how hard it can be to live in a world that doesn't understand their condition.

You can watch the trailer below.

The documentary will air on the 26 May here.

Getting help for people with aphasia

We want to help people with aphasia get the support they need.

Our expert support can help you to find new ways to communicate.

You can order your free Communication Support Tools from 26 May as well: stroke.org.uk/aphasia

Call us if you or someone you know needs our support: 0303 3033 100.

We also have tools to help you get online.

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