On the tip of my tongue

Jonathan Hirons and Rob Edwards

Jonathan Hirons had a bleed on this brain and ended up with Aphasia.  He talks about his experience and interviews other sufferers, charities and professionals  about this devastating condition.  9 out of 10 people have never heard of the term. Yet, all sufferers have had their lives immeasurably changed. Two thirds of stroke victims of all ages have Aphasia.

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On the tip of my tongue Episode 2 - Living with Aphasia and Charities
On the tip of my tongue Episode 2 - Living with Aphasia and Charities
In this episode Jonathan Hirons and Rob Edwards talk to Barbara Chalk about running a charity for people with Aphasia.APHASIA"A lot of people's experience of aphasia is that nobody knows what it is and it's a hidden disability. Not being recognised as having something seriously wrong with you is incredibly frustrating""Is there something, is this an insightful way to kind of talk about aphasia? Is there something inherent in the condition itself, being something to do with the voice rather than the body"ABOUT  SAY APHASIA"The joy of it is it's run by people with aphasia. Now, you know, a lot of people with aphasia are quite young, working age, and if they can't go back to work, they're kind of, all their peers, all their friends will be working  and they'll sit at home going  feel so hopeless, I can't do anything."BARBARA CHALKTrustee of Say Aphasia - https://www.sayaphasia.orgBarbara is a retired NHS speech and language therapist who specialised with adults with aphasia and other neurological conditions.Barbara has also worked as a personnel manager for a local business and is a director of an established online book business.She founded and was Chair of the charity, Living with Aphasia, in Exeter which joined forces with Say Aphasia in 2022.She believes in the positive impact the charity has on people living with aphasia.She will support their dedicated team to sustain their strong and successful futureTo watch Jonathan’s film: https://tipofmytonguefilm.comhttps://sayaphasia.orghttp://x.com/buffaloloungeukhttps://www.linkedin.com/in/jonathanhirons/The Tavistock Trust for Aphasia websitehttp://aphasiatavistocktrust.orgTo watch Jonathan’s film: https://tipofmytonguefilm.comhttp://x.com/buffaloloungeukhttps://www.linkedin.com/in/jonathanhirons/The Tavistock Trust for Aphasia websitehttp://aphasiatavistocktrust.org