Aphasia Alliance

Posted 1st March 2017The Aphasia Alliance is a coalition of 13 organisations from across the UK  working in the field of aphasia. Set up by the Tavistock Trust for Aphasia in 2004, we gather twice a year for mutual support, and to discuss new developments in the aphasia world. We are very much looking forward to bringing people together from across the world this weekend for the UK’s first international conference for people ‘Living with Aphasia’.

PPA and Brexit

Posted 1st March 2017
Conversations with someone who has PPA becomes much more successful when the partner starts to use non verbal strategies. One of the couples on our current 6 week course has found drawing is a great way to support understanding.
This has even enabled them to have a conversation about the Supreme Court judgement on Brexit!

Musician Tom Ashton visits KQC group

Posted 1st March 2017
Composer and musician Tom Ashton visited the Kingston Tuesday morning group recently and talked to us about guitars, showing us several different types and giving us some wonderful renditions of well-known pieces. The members were so enthusiastic about his last session that they had made a special request for  him to return and this session proved just as entertaining, informative and enjoyable!

Aphasia Ambassadors Information Sharing

Posted 23rd February 2017

Signposting people to the services they need is a vital part of discharge planning. Rosemary met with the East Surrey Hospital ‘Support at Home’ team who ensure patients settle back home successfully. We discussed how and when to refer to Dyscover, and how to support people with communication difficulties. We’d be happy to offer a training session for this and other teams working in adult social care.


2017 PPA Course

Posted 21st February 2017

5 couples living with Primary Progressive Aphasia are benefitting from our current 6 week course. Last week we analysed the conversations we’d videoed in session one, picking out what helps and what hinders conversation.

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