Aphasia impacts not only the person with aphasia, but also family and friends. This presentation will detail an interview study
conducted with 26 people living with aphasia, which explored the needs of people with aphasia, family members and friends at
three time points - in hospital, after discharge and at present day (between 8 months and 25 years).

A short overview of solutions meeting some of those identified needs will be presented based on a scoping literature review and a
series of workshops with families living with aphasia and health professionals.


Jytte Isaksen is an associate professor at the Department of Language, Culture, History, and Communication,
University of Southern Denmark, Denmark. Jytte’s research interests include communication partner training
for health professionals, involvement of people with aphasia in research and addressing unmet needs of family
members of people with aphasia throughout the care pathway.


Online (Zoom)