1. maria29al

    maria29al Registered User

    Mar 15, 2006
    426
    Warwickshire
    Hi All,
    Havent been around much lately due to work and house decorating!

    I was just wondering...

    ...the first time we realised something was wrong with Mum a year or so ago was when her speech started to fail...she began stuttering. Her mind seemed fine but the speech problem got worse. She was diagnosed with AD last year and since then seems to have got worse both in speech and mind.

    I read so many things about AD...but rarely read about speech failing so early on...is it common?
    Having a conversation with her is so difficult now and she gets so frustrated as she wants to tell me something and cant. Telephone calls are almost impossible.

    We are considering sheltered accommodation for her now. There are a few places nearby that seem suitable.

    Anyway, thought I would ask if the speech thing is "the norm" (whatever "normal" is nowadays!!!!!)

    Thanks for listening.
    M
    x
     
  2. pammy14

    pammy14 Registered User

    Dec 5, 2005
    103
    leicestershire
    With my sister speech was the first thing to go, that started about 4 years ago and now she has virtually no speech at all.
     
  3. connie

    connie Registered User

    Mar 7, 2004
    9,519
    Frinton-on-Sea
    Hi Maria, there is no 'norm'

    I fell in love with my Lionel because of his command of the language, and his ability to talk, and listen, and interject on any subject. Nowdays, whilst I am lucky that he can still 'talk', speech is nothing like it was, and diminishing weekly.
     

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