Melissa Ford
pennies for hope

Love Stroke: Looking for Hope

It is natural to look for hope when you’re in a fraught …

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Teenager Raises Thousands for Primary Progressive Aphasia Research

When Jessica Shapiro thinks about her great-uncle Bobby, she doesn’t focus on …

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Ring Theory and Aphasia

While we talked earlier in the week about empathy and sympathy, we …

sympathy, empathy, and aphasia

Empathy, Sympathy, and Aphasia

My daughter recently asked me the difference between sympathy and empathy. Sympathy …

still sophie, the movie

Still Sophie, a Movie About Aphasia

When Sophie Salveson was 19-years-old, her life was filled with friends, family, …

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Talking to Kids About Aphasia

It’s understandable for kids to be confused by aphasia because aphasia is …

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The Word Escapes Me: Activities and Therapy

What activities do you like to do? It’s actually a really important …

aphasia changes relationships

Has Aphasia Changed Your Relationships?

Aphasia can change your relationships. Families need to adjust to a new …

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The Word Escapes Me: Conversation Topics

It’s difficult to learn a foreign language in a classroom. The introductory …

affordable care act

How Will the Affordable Care Act Repeal Affect Aphasia Treatment?

The Affordable Care Act repeal is still in early stages. There will …