My mum died Dec 31 this year after surffering with az for 5 years. For the last 2 of those years, she lost the ability to speak. My dad has moved house and when he was packing he came accross a taped session mum had had with a medium. I listened to the tape and it was the first time in 2 years I had heard her voice. It was great! The ironic thing was, the medium had told her she was going to have a long life, and live until at least 80 (she was 69 when she died), and she would have full mental capacity until the end of her life! How is that for irony?!