Using magnets to find your voice again after stroke – how treating both sides of the brain helped one man regain his speaking abilities

Imagine losing your ability to speak. Your communication skills reduced to one-word utterances. Imagine one day being able to hold a meaningful conversation and the next day hardly being able to say a word. This problem, known as aphasia, can happen after a stroke if the part of the brain that handles language is affected.…

Trying to find the right time to treat aphasia after a stroke – early treatment is not necessarily better

Imagine wanting to say something, but your words just won’t come out or knowing someone is talking to you, but you can’t understand. These types of difficulties with speech production and language comprehension, known as aphasia, are common following a stroke. This condition is caused by an injury to the brain. Up to one-third of…

How mindfulness can help you find the words again – one stroke patient’s journey

A hot topic in our world today is the importance of mindfulness and mental health. We usually think of these methods as helpful ways to prevent disease. But, what if it can help the sick too? A woman who couldn’t speak Catherine is 60-year-old, African-American woman had survived a left-hemisphere stroke 14 years ago that…