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More About Aphasia

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A memoir of Lauren Marks

"In the summer of 2007, I was a PhD student, an American actor/director, touring a show to the International Fringe Festival in Edinburgh.  Until the night of my collapse. When I woke up from my emergency surgery, I was told that an aneurysm had ruptured in my brain. I was diagnosed as having “aphasia”—I was 27 years old, and I had largely lost my abilities to speak, read, and write.  

'A Stitch of Time consists of twelve chapters depicting the twelve months from September 2007 to August 2008, the year following the aneurysm’s rupture."

Stroke Association is the leading charity in the UK changing the world for people affected by stroke.


In the last 20 years the number of people dying of stroke has halved while the number of major strokes has decreased by 40 per cent. More people than ever are benefitting from cutting-edge treatments and making full recoveries. And more people now understand the need to seek emergency treatment for stroke.


We’ve been at the heart of every one of these developments, championing the cause of stroke and stroke survivors.

Connect - the communication disability network champions peer supported opportunities to rebuild lives.

Since our foundation in 2000, we have been supporting people with aphasia, helping them to reconnect with life.


We have led research and delivered training, and our ‘peer supported’ opportunities have empowered those with aphasia to help others with this communication disability.


Connect’s robust framework of training, supervision and support for its peer leaders is now being developed to help others with long-term conditions.

Working with local partners and healthcare professionals our Big Lottery-funded drop-ins and our work through the Health and Social Care Volunteering Fund demonstrate the demand for our leadership in this field.

The University College London Aphasia Lab is an independent clinical researchers working at the Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience, UCL. We have a shared interest in understanding the neural mechanisms underpinning language recovery.


Our mission is to develop novel, evidenced-based therapies for patients with aphasia and related disorders and to investigate how, at a neural network level, these therapies work.

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Diversity Month

Silent Room: A Journey of Language

Tuesday 11 October 6.30pm-8pm
Battersea Library

Silent Room: A Journey of Language

Tuesday 6 – Sunday 11 September
Battersea Library

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