March 12 Chat

Aphasia Cafe: Primary Progressive Aphasia Chat

Primary progressive aphasia (PPA) differs from other forms of aphasia, which is why we are holding a special PPA-only chat in March. This discussion will work a little differently from our usual Aphasia Cafe chats, which will resume in April.

This chat will cover understanding the diagnosis of primary progressive aphasia. We have an expert—Becky Khayum, M.S., CCC-SLP, from Cognitive Concierge—opening with a 15 to 20-minute presentation followed by 40 to 45 minutes of questions, answers, and covering whatever is on your mind. It’s open to anyone living with PPA and care partners—whether you’re newly diagnosed or have been living with PPA for many months.

All the Details

Everyone is welcome to our video chats, though they are structured specifically for people with aphasia in mind. This particular chat is solely for people with PPA and caregivers. Professionals with an interest in PPA are welcome to join, too. We ask that everyone uses aphasia-friendly communication.

Time

The next meeting is on March 12 at 11 AM ET (that’s Eastern Time). Please note that this is different from our usual chat time and day.

Topic

The topic we’re discussing: Understanding the Diagnosis of Primary Progressive Aphasia

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

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 either during the chat or a topic for a future PPA chat
  • Becky Khayum, M.S., CCC-SLP will present for 15 – 20 minutes on the topic
  • She will then open the floor for 40 – 45 minutes for questions, answers, and chatting
  • 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 Wednesday, March 10 at 8 am ET (again, Eastern Time).

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

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