My husband Jim has continued over the past two or so years to lose words. Now he can not put into words the things he is thinking about or trying to communicate. His neurologist mentioned speech therapy in passing with no details or how likely it is to help. I am interested in knowing if anyone has had success and how difficult is it to get a referral to a speech pathologist who… read more
We had referral to a speech therapist in the early days. Jackie, who is no kind of quitter, went three times and then said she didn’t want to go back. It requires a highly skilled therapist to operate successfully with someone who is living with cognitive impairment.
There's info online re....speech therapy and dementia....but this would likely only have possible success in early stages when brain cell damage is less.
Yes, my husband has aspha from the stroke, which is difficulty in finding words. Vascular dementia has set in over the years and a second stroke in August that made finding words much harder. We went back to speak therapy, and even if it doesn't directly help him find the words, they are full of ideas of how to make communication easier for Both sides of the conversation, so to speak
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This aspect is one of the saddest ....mom and I used to talk nonstop about everything....now she rarely answers with more than yes or no because she can’t find the words. I do my best but she feels less than and that’s something I can’t fix 😞