Life Matter’s

Stroke is the second biggest killer in Australia, after cancer, and more people will have strokes as the population ages. Some of those who have strokes lose the ability to speak, but not to sing. We hear a performance from the Stroke a Chord choir in Melbourne and also discuss the experience of stroke, emerging research and the rehabilitation challenges. …

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Our Choir

Stroke-a-Chord is a choir composed of stroke survivors with aphasia (loss of speech after stroke). The members can sing even though they cannot speak. The choir sang at a performance for family and friends in September 2010. Over 160 people attended and the choir members reported increased self confidence and improved self esteem as a consequence of this successful performance. …