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Aphasia Cafe: Best Caregiver Moments

While you may sometimes bump heads with your caregiver (they’re human, after all), there are also moments where they hit it out of the park. We want to hear about the best moments with your caregiver… for a very good reason. We’re currently putting together a book––we’ll talk about it more on the chat––and we want YOUR voice in the chapter. This is your chance to tell other caregivers what works and what doesn’t.

Please join this next installment of our Aphasia Cafe series. These informal video chats bring the conversation and camaraderie of a face-to-face group into the comfort of your own living room.

All the Details

Everyone is welcome to our video chats, though they are structured specifically for people with aphasia in mind. Our chats are a mixture of people with aphasia, caregivers, and professionals who work with people who have aphasia. We ask that everyone uses aphasia-friendly communication.

Time

The next meeting is on September 24th at noon EST (Eastern Standard Time).

Topic

The topic we’re discussing: Tell us about the best thing your caregiver has done for you?

We’re looking for funny moments, touching moments, thoughtful moments––everything counts.

Download Zoom

Before the meeting, download Zoom, which is free video chat software for your computer or mobile device. If you’ve never used Zoom, check out our quick guide to installing and using Zoom.

Collect Your Thoughts

Our chats are HUGE (as in lots and lots of people), so let us walk you through the format so you know what to expect.

  • The form below contains a place where you can give a few thoughts you’d like to discuss connected to our meeting topic
  • We choose some answers and create slides so there will be text on the screen that you can read to aid communication
  • During the chat, we’ll ask you to elaborate on your answer while your slide is on the screen
  • Other people can chime in after you speak if they have thoughts they want to add
  • But don’t worry if you just want to listen and not speak. You can do that, too
  • If you DO want to chime in, there are two ways to do that during the chat––use the chat box OR use Zoom’s “raise hand” function. We’ll talk about how to do that in our reminder email and at the beginning of the chat
  • Remember, relax, take your time, and enjoy yourself. You’re in an aphasia-friendly space

Finally… RSVP (Yes, You Need to RSVP Each Time)

Sign up for each chat by filling out the form below. We’ll send you a reminder for the call beforehand along with a link to the meeting. You will not be able to join us without signing up. Sign up is open until Friday, September 20th at 3 pm EST (again, Eastern Standard Time).

Still have questions? Send us an email about this chat to answers@aphasia.org. We’re happy to help.

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