Saturday, October 12, 2013

Talk about something you love

My post today is quite simple, but can be very impactful. 

Admittedly, it may be difficult to talk to a person suffering from Aphasia.  Sometimes finding something to even talk about is a struggle.  As a caregiver and supporter, find a topic that the aphasic individual loves (or loved).  Talk about that topic. 

This may or may not be easy for you.  I said it was simple, not easy.  You will most likely ask a lot of questions and struggle to listen. 

We all love to talk about what excites us or what brings us joy.  Encourage those individuals that you support to talk about what they love.  Then, listen.