Aphasia is a language disorder usually initiated by a stroke causing one to begin having difficulty remembering words, losing the ability to speak, read and write. While aphasia is most common among elderly individuals it can affect people of all ages and gender. Aphasia can take on many different forms and can be as severe as to cause one to lose the ability to communicate, or as mild as to result in one forgetting certain words or names. A full recovery from aphasia is possible in some cases, though if the symptoms last longer than 2 months after the initial stroke a complete recovery is unlikely.
Throughout June the NAA will teach the public techniques on how to communicate with those affected by aphasia in addition to bringing the issue to national attention. Currently about one million Americans are affected, with those numbers increasing as 200,000 develop the disorder every year. Aphasia is more common than Parkinson's disease and cerebral palsy, yet most people have never heard of it. For more information and to learn what you can do to support aphasia, visit www.aphasia.org.
“Aphasia unfortunately strikes the elderly more than any other population and is growing in terms of the number of individuals affected. We at The Allure Group wholeheartedly support the efforts of the NAA and those searching for a cure. It is our mission to spread awareness and to help educate the community,” remarked Melissa Guglielmo, Chief Operating Officer at The Allure Group.
The Allure Group is a growing group of Brooklyn-based skilled nursing facilities and rehabilitation centers providing a high standard of care for patients of all ages and conditions. The Allure Group currently operates over 2100 beds throughout New York CIty. Through risk-sharing arrangements and management services, Allure Group drives administrative efficiencies, improves quality of care and stimulates economic conditions in the communities its nursing homes serve.
The Allure Group’s current Brooklyn facilities include Hamilton Park Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, located at 691 92nd St., reachable at (718) 567-1000 or online at www.hamiltonparkrehab.com. Linden Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation is situated at 2237 Linden Boulevard and can be called at (718) 649-7000 or found online at www.lindencenterrehab.com. Bedford Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation is located at 40 Heyward Street, and can be reached at (718) 858-6200 or via the web at www.bedfordcenterrehab.com. Crown Heights Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation is located at 810 St. Marks Avenue and can be called at (718) 467-7300 or found online at www.crownheightscenterrehab.com.