Reply To: Support Groups in North/Central/Southern Johannesburg for mom(speech apraxia)

Strokefocus Admin

Peal, you can just reply to the email to participate in this discussion. Same to everyone.

This is the topic you created:

“Hi there,I live with my 73 year old mom who suffered a stroke and has speech apraxia (struggles to communicate verbally) and certain neuro-cognitive skills are degenerated. She is otherwise active and can move around independently.As an only child with a full time job this is quite a physical, mental and emotional challenge.  On her end, as a formerly, and in many ways, still fiercely independent woman, my mom’s condition has her in a state of mild depression and anxiety . I believe that she will benefit from meeting others who have gone through a similar situations. Please let me know if you are part of, or know if any support groups in Joburg and Occupational therapy options.”


These are some of the replies we got.

Dear Pearl


Whilst I cannot assist with support groups in Gauteng (I am sure you will get many responses in this regard), it is important that you consider Augmentative and Alternative Communication tools for your mom to assist her with communication, if she has not already received such assistance.



I am in the south east United States. But no matter where you are in the world you have to understand and take charge of your life that requires that you take the circumstances you have and deciding that you will do the best you can with them.

It is not worth your anxiety because you can not change them, but you can decide how you choose to limit them, because no one can make you change what you feel or why you feel that way but individually you need to decide for yourself to make your life worth the most.

It can be your worth is your feelings what other people think or say can not force a change in your worth forgive yourself for what you can’t do anymore and concentrate on what you can cherish the new things you will find you know and can do well “