If she knows what you're talking about, she can sometimes figure out what you're saying. She lip reads a little (not taught). Can usually understand if you speak clearly and louder within 2' of her "good" ear. When she can't figure it out, she gets frustrated and discouraged. I use the white board frequently, but guests, doctor, nurse, etc., seem reluctant to use it. She is alert and oriented, no dementia, some short term memory deficit which appeared simultaneously with beginning of supplemental oxygen use. Seems happy to read white board, sometimes write a response, sometimes speaks. Two things: How to get others to use the board. Are there any other adaptive aids or suggestions to improve communication?