Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Like I said in my profile, I have developed speech therapy DVDs for individuals who have been affected with aphasia. Since I began this company, I cannot tell you how many phone calls I have received from family members calling not only to find out more about our products but mostly just to have someone to talk to. What should have been a 5 minute conversation often turns into a 45 minute conversation. Who can blame them? Their lives have been completely turned upside down due to someone close to them (parent, spouse, child, etc) suffering a stroke or other brain injury. Their loved one, who they used to share intimate conversations with, can no longer communicate effectively (not to mention all the new physical limitations that come with it too). No one can prepare for this. There is no class that teaches you, "What to do in case of your loved one suffering a stroke". Who can they reach out to that can give them some answers? Where do they go from here? There is so much desperation in their voices, which is why I created this blog. I welcome your questions, stories, experiences and any advice you would like to pass along to others. Hopefully, something said can be of help to others.