This issue has been getting worse since August Mom had a stroke in July. She has aphasia as a result. Mulpitple types of aphasia. She can read, but I think her comprehension is poor. She cannot write. She cannot speak. She makes mostly word salad, but when she does get a real word out it is the wrong word .... and you cannot help her..then she will just repeat what you say. Trying to understand just one single sentence take 30-60 minutes of intensive effort on my part. I just cannot do it. A couple hours of that per day I am completely exhausted. She has been going to speech therapy a couple times a week since August..... She is not improving. They have shown her a couple of techniques to help....using rhythm to tap out the words on her leg. Using singing to sing the words, slowing down and put just one word at a time out, using a computer tablet to cue the words. She just will not do any of that. She waves the idea away whenever I try to get her to do any of it. She is increasingly upset about her isolation...I think she believes it is all because I will not intensely focus on her 10 hours a day...or even 1 hour continuously. It is just too exhausting and she will not put out the effort herself. Maybe she believes everyone else is required to put out effort? She wants a support group that she can talk with who share her experience. Yet, the only group (really..in this small town there is one group) cannot understand her and they each have their own problems...a couple hours a week of focusing solely on my mom is not realistic. I tried to make her understand that two people with profound aphasia would only be able to hold this kind of conversation....."A dadduuudm. Difnghfj hhh. Bububub?" " Dadum whupt ehodod." Leaving both frustrated. Either she doesn't understand what I am saying...or she doesn't believe it. So..I have a problem. I have to figure out how to cope with her. She wanted a lingraphica speech device. $7,000. She will not use it. She wanted an iPad. $1,000 she cannot understand how to use it...I and others have spent hours trying to show her how these devices work....but, within a few minutes afterward...she doesn't know how to use them...or she doesn't want to (who can tell?). Now she wants an iPod to download and play music. Really? How in the world will she be able to ever use it? I don't understand these...friend tried to show me, and I don't get it....just imagine Mom with this device! And..you know it will be my fault if I don't read her mind and get the music she wants loaded onto it. Ah geez. She does tend to forget things...but only for a day or two, then she remembers ...sort of. Sometimes the memory is distorted too. I have no idea how to proceed forward with her. She is a sweet wonderful woman....but her frustration is growing...and she shows no indication of accepting that this is her limitation and she is the main reason there is no way around it. Ok. I don't know if anyone has this kind of issue...but any advice is welcome!