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Aphasia is… “I have trouble talking and understanding. I know what I’m saying… but I don’t know. I can’t work out what exactly is going on sometimes.

What causes aphasia?

Aphasia is caused by stroke or other damage to the language centres of the brain. Head injury, tumours, or infections and inflammation in the brain may be other causes.

Aphasia affects every person differently. Some people have only mild difficulties, others have very severe communication problems. Importantly, people with aphasia are competent and intelligent and still have thoughts, opinions and emotions. They can still solve problems and can still make

However people with aphasia often know what they want to say, but have difficulties getting their messages out.

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Become a Member

The Australian Aphasia Association supports people with aphasia, their family members, caregivers,
friends and primary health workers. As a member you will:

  • Receive regular newsletters and access to member-only information about Aphasia;
  • Benefit from discounted registration fees to attend national and local conferences
    and events;
  • Maintain regular contact with other health professionals interested in aphasia.

Find out more about becoming a member.


When you donate you’ll empower the aphasia community and support those affected by aphasia, and fund research into causes and management.
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