If you know the word aphasia, then you are in the right place. This podcast is to provide you with knowledge, inspiration, resources, and support. Do you feel alone and overwhelmed with day-to-day decisions? The Listen for LIFE podcast is for you! We’ll share inspirational stories and provide information you need to know to live your best life. We’ve all heard that life takes a village. Welcome to your village.
Episode 17: Talking Turkey about Aphasia Inclusion During the Holidays
STRATEGIES TO SUPPORT YOUR LOVED ONE WITH APHASIA DURING THE HOLIDAYS
1. preparing your guests so they understand the best ways to interact
2. setting up a communication buddy
3. recruiting key family or friends to look out for your loved one with aphasia when you have other holiday responsibilities
4. allow for some communication struggles; struggling can lead to growth
#aphasiatips # communication strategies
Episode 16: Advocacy in Aphasia By Your Loved One and For Your Loved One
ASK THE PERSON WITH APHASIA HOW THEY WOULD LIKE FOR YOU TO ADVOCATE FOR THEM
”You should be advocating every day in every situation, not only for yourself but for your spouse or your friend or your partner.” - Aurora
Advocating for a person with aphasia is tricky. Find out their wishes. You may have to do some detective work to understand how to help them the way they want to be helped.
Graduate student Aurora Azevedo gives us insight into one of her clients and how he was empowered to advocate for himself.
Episode 15: Education, Advocacy & Empowerment in Aphasia
Bringing education and awareness to other people in the real world is so important. And it gives the caregiver a sense of empowerment.
Today we are discussing education, advocacy & empowerment in aphasia with two graduate clinicians, Callie Maywald and Abigail Johnson, from the University of Texas Health, Department of Communication Science and Disorders, San Antonio.
Learn more about our mission at LIFE Speech Pathology and LIFE Aphasia Academy by visiting DoLIFESpeechPathology.com.
If you have a loved one or know someone with aphasia and want to explore reaching new goals in communication, consider scheduling a FREE Zoom Consult. You can schedule via this calendar link. Consults are also available by calling 512-553-4364. We serve clients across the USA.
Episode 14: Your Dementia Therapist: Supporting Caregivers
Mary Osborne wants to change the narrative about dementia and support caregivers. Her company YourDementiaTherapist.com is a consulting business in Austin, Texas. She offers comprehensive education and training for caregivers through her course, Caregiver’s Guide to Dementia: How to Increase Quality of Life without Drowning in Overwhelm.
Mary is working with dementia, as I am working with stroke survivors with aphasia. To learn more about LIFE’s mission, please visit DoLIFESpeechPathology.com.
Episode 13: Wills, Trusts, Deeds, Powers of Attorney, Oh My!
Get your legal house in order with a will, a Ladybird deed, a living trust, and powers of attorney for finances and medical decisions. Not taking action is a choice. You choose to have the state make decisions for you and your belongings. Make your wishes known and maintain control over your life. Knowledge is power, and action is control. Now is a great day to get your legal house in order.
Episode 12: Giving Grace in Aphasia Supported Communication
Graduate clinician, Sarah Willingham, speaks about strategies for communicating with your loved one with aphasia and her takeaways from Communication Partner Training in Aphasia.
For more resources about aphasia, please visit DoLIFESpeechPathology.com/Resources.
Thank you so much for having these conversations with smart, knowledgeable people. Having so much information for caretakers, families with aging adults, and those that support them, all in one place is amazing. As an insurance agent, many of my clients ask me for advice on many of these topics, and now I have a golden nugget to share with them to help on so many of the important topics. I can’t share your podcast enough, but I am spreading the word. Keep up the great work!
Listen For Life
Genevieve gives valuable resources for those who are affected by aphasia and for those caring for aphasia sufferers. Her podcast shares real thought-provoking conversations that make a difference in quality of life, no matter how aphasia affects your loved one. Genevieve provides holistic conversations with a wide variety of guests. I look forward to each new session!