Douglas: Everyday life with a communication difficulty
Living with a communication difficulty by Douglas and Catriona
Name – Douglas
Age – 57 years old
Medical History – left
MCA infarct 5 months ago
- Aphasia: moderate expressive and mild receptive
- Dysarthria: mild.
- Limb weakness : mild right arm & leg
Work – project manager in an IT department.
Home – lives with wife, Catriona. 2 sons in their late twenties live locally.
Hobbies – Bridge club, eating out, socialising
Attended for intensive speech and language therapy (SLT) for 3 months. Now attends once a week as an out-patient.
Return home from the hospital was quite stressful for Douglas as he and Catriona didn’t realise the impact of his communication difficulties until he tried to carry out some of his usual activities.
Page last reviewed: 26 Mar 2020