Following Diane's advice, deep in another post, I am starting a post on the subject of speech. Sadly through lack of diagnosis, probably trying to be too independent etc. Etc. We have have had minimal help / intervention with John's speech, which sadly has deteriorated relatively quickly and has now pretty much gone. It is probably too late to help John, but it might be useful for members to share their experiences of what help / technology is available so that others can get help quickly and preserve voice communication for as long as possible. Loosing speech is at least as devastating as the other physical indignities of this disease. Possibly more so.