Tag: aphasia

How Elvis saved the day

Photo credit: Public domain One group of people I particularly enjoy working with are people with aphasia. While it’s extra challenging—people with aphasia usually don’t

Talking Aphasia

One of my favorite things is when someone with dementia, who doesn’t normally speak, speaks to me. It happens every once in a while. I’ve

A Conversation.

Elizabeth* usually cannot speak. Her dementia has impaired her ability to communicate verbally, but she’s incredibly expressive. Often, if spoken to, she’ll make noises like

Sock Puppets.

I think there’s a lot that we can learn from people with dementia, especially those who don’t communicate in normal ways. I’ve blogged about a

Shh, he's sleeping.

We have a couple residents who don’t speak much, if at all. We also have a “baby station” that is set up to look like

Aphasia.

One of my favorite residents has aphasia, which essentially means she can’t communicate verbally. I also refer to this as “nonverbal,” because she does try