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UMAP Research Explores New Advances in Aphasia Treatment tDCS

News

A new method for potentially treating language disorders and prompting language recovery has emerged. Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation (tDCS) is a form of brain stimulation researchers are exploring as treatment for a number of conditions, including aphasia. Aphasia is a speech-language disorder that can occur when a stroke, head trauma, or illness causes injury to the language centers of the brain. …

A Caregiver’s Perspective: ‘I didn’t know if he would ever speak to me again’

Caregiver, Success Story

Debbie Furman’s husband Mark had a stroke and subsequent aphasia. The Furmans, from Poland, Ohio came to UMAP in 2016. Debbie submitted the following essay during the final days of their session at UMAP here in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Before Mark’s stroke, I had never heard of the word aphasia. But I sure learned quickly. At first Mark was diagnosed …

World Stroke Day

Events

Thursday October 29 is World Stroke Day. Established by the World Stroke Organization in 2006, World Stroke Day is dedicated to raising awareness worldwide for stroke prevention, treatment and supporting stroke survivors. Strokes can happen at any age and it’s important to know the warning signs. The American Stroke Association (ASA) created a song about the signs of stroke for …

Speech Recovery with Determination: A UMAP Success Story

Success Story

A Businessman’s Experience with Aphasia Ken Huddleston is an incredibly successful petroleum engineer whose work often takes him to the Caribbean islands of Trinidad and Tobago. During a trip to Trinidad in December of 2008, Ken experienced a stroke and was found unconscious by someone working on the house where he was staying. Because no one knew how long Ken …