Resources on Stroke and Aphasia

Aphasia RegistryOpportunities to take part in Aphasia research.

Aphasia & Stroke Caregivers Guide – A range of US articles on Aphasia related topics.

Atrial Fibrillation Association (Australia) – Provides information, support and access to established, new or innovative treatments for Atrial Fibrillation

Australian Aphasia Association – Their official website.

Australian Aphasia Guide – 2011 Version available through the National Library of Australia

Books on Aphasia – Books available on line for purchase at The Book Depository (Free Shipping).

Build Your Own Aphasia Talk: Increasing Community Awareness of Aphasia – This resource was developed by Latrobe University in conjunction with the Australian Aphasia Association, it aims to address the poor community awareness of the condition aphasia.

Centre for Clinical Research Excellence (CCRE) in Aphasia Rehabilitation – A new Australia-wide research program on Aphasia.

Communication Problems Following a Stroke – Fact Sheet from Speech Pathology Australia

Creating Accessible Written Healthcare Information for People with Aphasia – A resource for Health Professionals.

Croydon Stroke Support Group Leaflet – Page 1 and Page 2

DVD tackles depression after stroke – beyondblue and the National Stroke Foundation release a new DVD on the topic.  See an excerpt of the DVD here.  Order copy of DVD online here Download Fact Sheet Depression After Stroke here

Enhancing Communicative Success following Stroke (A Victorian Stroke Clinical Network Project) – A training package developed for healthcare workers (Nursing, Medical & Allied Health) with a focus on providing real life video and case examples of both people with aphasia and dysarthria. It can be used across the continuum of care for education

Effective treatments of aphasia Dr Miranda Rose Senior Research Fellow, Faculty of Health Sciences of La Trobe University discusses her research on developing effective treatments for aphasia.

eStroke: Australia – Stroke education to health professionals – eLearning portal for health care professionals

Hospitals in Australia with Stroke Unit Care – A list of hopsitals in Australia which have specialised stroke care units – National Stroke Foundation

Know Your Numbers (National Stroke Foundation)Free Health Check Finder (Blood Pressure and Diabetes Health Check)

Left of Tomorrow – Stroke survivor, Wendy Lyons new book on stroke.

Living With Aphasia A Guide for Carers – Information about Aphasia and tips for carers.

Maroondah City Council’s Services for Stroke Survivors – A guide to services in Maroondah for stroke survivors and carers.  Additional website resources are also available.

Monash Link runs an Aphasia group fortinghtly – For more information contact Jill Ensor on 1300-552-509

National Stroke Foundation – The Foundation is a not-for-profit organisation that works with the public, government, health professionals, patients, carers and stroke survivors to reduce the impact of stroke on the Australian community.

Speaking Aphasian – Resource from Royal Rehabilitation Centre Sydney that provides stories, information and advice from researchers, speech pathologists and people with aphasia for health professionals, families and people with aphasia.

Stroke Association of Victoria – Their official website

Stroke Connect – Online community for anyone affected by stroke

Stroke Information on Other Languages – Information on Stroke from the National Stroke Foundation (available in Arabic, Chinese, Greek, Italian, Macedonian, Turkish, Vietnamese)

Stroke Prevention For High Risk Groups – Someone who has already experienced a stroke is at increased risk of having another.  This webpage from the Better Heath Channel provides information and strategies on how to reduce your risk of stroke.

Strokidz – Provide support for children and families affected by stroke

Talkback Association for Aphasia – South Australian website with some valuable information and resources on Aphasia

Treasure Hunt – A video where a child narrates how he came to understand his grandfather’s aphasia

Understand Aphasia – An awareness raising website in the UK

Young Victorian Stroke Support Group Inc – Key focus is to provide support to and for young people and their families affected by stroke.

Last Updated (28 August 2012)