My loved one has lost his speech and some cognition. He tries to speak with me occasionally but it is nearly impossible to understand him now. I often try to guess at what he is saying by asking if it's something he wants, or going through a list of needs he might have. How frustrating it must be for him. He gave up even trying and just settled on my guess that he wanted a blanket. Today I've looked into a communication board. Does anyone have a specific recommendation. The hospital/patient boards are all related to illness. I'm thinking an alphabet board might be better. Does anyone have a recommendation? I'm in the USA if that makes a difference. C. can no longer write. His writing is illegible. He used to spell the word and I could often guess it. Even that is lost to us.
Wish I had forced the learning to use a keyboard back in the day!
Sad but persistent.