Bronx, NY, June 29, 2014 --(PR.com
)-- During the month of June, the National Aphasia Association (NAA) celebrates Aphasia Awareness Month in support for those living with the disease. Being that aphasia primarily affects the elderly, Bronx Park Rehabilitation and Nursing Center is proud to help community efforts in raising awareness to numerous initiatives and programs that educate the public about Aphasia and its effects.
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 is affecting more and more Americans and is devastating to their family and friends. We need to continue to educate others about its effects and how to communicate with those that live with it,” said Steven Freifeld, Administrator at Bronx Park Rehabilitation and Nursing Center.
Bronx Park Rehabilitation and Nursing Center is a top-notch skilled nursing and comprehensive care facility serving the healthcare needs of the Bronx, New York. The proud recipient of a 5 star rating by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, Bronx Park is located at 3845 Carpenter Avenue, Bronx, NY 10467. Bronx Park Rehabilitation and Nursing Center offers 24-hour comprehensive inpatient care to their residents. Services include exceptional short-term rehabilitation and long-term care for individuals coming from an acute-care setting and more. Bronx Park's highly trained team of physical, occupational and speech therapists carefully tailor unique recovery programs for each resident.
For more information on Bronx Park Rehabilitation and Nursing Center, visiting hours or general inquiries, kindly call them at 718.798.1100 or fax them at 718.515.4252. Please check them out online at www.bronxparkcenter.com.