What is The Caregiver Exchange?
In line with the Life Participation Approach To Aphasia (LPAA), there is also a need to recognize the hardships and stress of caregiving and ensure the wellbeing of these individuals. Caregivers of individuals of aphasia face unique challenges. On top of taking on new responsibilities, they are also unable to communicate effortlessly with their loved one. The Caregiver Exchange is both a support and education program aimed to address these new challenges by offering weekly group-based meetings for family members and caregivers of persons living with aphasia. The meetings will cover topics such as the nature and challenges of aphasia and stroke, conversational tips to improve communication, and strategies to manage the challenges associated with caregiving.