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Old 26-06-15, 05:26 PM   #1
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I just had an interesting meeting with the speech and language therapists as my brothers communication had been a bit down hill of late .

We are carrying on the the exercises she has given him but we also spoke about communication aids for the future .

She showed me an i pad and several applications which may be useful as communication deteriorates which I know of is what will happen .

I think a course might be useful to see what apps are good and how they might be used with HD patients as she said she mostly wortks with Motror neurone disease and Parkinson's who have some similar and some different needs .

I wonder if anyone has any experience in using these aids at all and also how the funding is organised as of course hi tech equipment is more expensive than a paper system .

From the chat we had I can see how it might be useful to begin to incorporate some of the activities and build up a library of likes dislikes etc etc as it would be better to do things before communication becomes more difficult .

I am sure wonderful possibilites are available at the touch of a button it is just finding the right button and right applications that work best with HD .

Any experience would be much appreciated ,

Many thanks

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