I am new to this site and just saying hello. I will also add that I am so sorry that each of you has had the misfortune to need to visit this site; it's a cruel illness. I am currently caring for my 87 year old mother, who was diagnosed with PSP last year (after also having a mastectomy, following diagnosis for breast cancer, poor thing). She is brave, dignified and to date (with my on-going care and support), able to remain in her own home. She has had several falls but mainly forwards but her main deterioration has been her speech, which had become progressively slurred over the past few years (she is an ex-teacher and her diction and expression used to be beautiful, having dedicated many years to helping children learn to speak & read!) Her lack of clarity means that she can no longer speak to people on the phone, entertain a friend for coffee, or ask for anything in a shop. I can just about follow her but most people struggle and tend to shy away from trying to talk to her and I can see her sense of isolation increasing by the day. Her ability to write is becoming limited and she could not cope with IT now.
Have any of your found anything that has helped regarding speech problems?