This year’s theme is:

“Aphasia means I have lost my words, not my intellect”

L’afastie signifie que j’ai perdu mes paroles, pas mon intellect

Afazija pomeni, da sem izgubila moje besede, ne moje razum

Aphasia tarkoittaa, että olen kadottanut sanani, ei minun älylleni

Aphasie bedeutet, dass ich meine Worte verloren habe, nicht mein Verstand

Az afázia azt jelenti, hogy elvesztettem a szavaimat, nem az értelememet

L’afasia significa che ho perso le mie parole, non il mio intelletto

Aphasia betyder att jag har förlorat mina ord, inte mitt intellekt

Download Postcard: International Aphasia Awareness Months – June & October 2017 (pdf)

During the months of June and October, members of the Aphasia International Association will be supporting people who have aphasia to raise public awareness of this devastating communication disability.

Whilst aphasia can affect the ability to speak, to read, to write or to understand language, intellect is unaffected.

People with aphasia say that a lack of awareness among the general public is one of the main barriers to their confidence. This can feel very isolating and frustrating. That is why we continue to take every opportunity to speak about aphasia, to share the experiences of group members and to offer tips for better conversations.

Please add your voice to our Aphasia Awareness Month campaigns by sharing our postcard and following on Twitter @aphasiaIntl using the hashtag #Aphasia.