Stress is a normal physical response to events that make you feel threatened, uncomfortable and adversely upsets your balance or Chi. This Thursday at 11 am EST on Toginet we will be discussing stress and its physical and mental effects on people.
Monthly Archives: November 2014
Imagine being in a car accident or a bad fall. You are semi-conscious and cannot reply to questions referring to your medical conditions or your medications. Eventually you regain consciousness and respond to these questions but you are stressed, in pain and cannot remember all your medications and most important your allergies. Imagine being a person with aphasia who under this stress cannot communicate any information. These scenarios occur frequently in the Emergency Rooms everyday.
The solution is YOU. Carry a card with your name, address, medical condition, allergies, medications, surgeries, and emergency contacts. People, especially with aphasia, should carry a card/paper similar to this example:
I have suffered a stroke or head injury resulting in Aphasia. Aphasia means it is difficult for me to speak clearly, read or write, especially under pressure. Please speak slowly and clearly and allow me time to respond. Thank you.
Prior surgeries: For example if you have a pacemaker you cannot have a MRI
That is the topic on ” Sharing Experiences – Knowledge is Power” on Toginet Thursday @ 11am.
Thank you to my listeners.
Believe it or not the Holiday Season is upon us. A gift for a person who has everything is a good book. “Finding My Voice with Aphasia Walking though Aphasia” is an inspirational memoir of a stroke survivor which resulted in aphasia. It has received great reviews and has also helped many stroke survivors, people with aphasia and caregivers. According to critiques it is a feel good book.
You can purchase this exceptional book at Amazon.com