Welcome to the forum, Bob. My husband had a stroke last July and got aphasia as a result. Thankfully there were no physical problems. At times I get very frustrated by him, but at other times I feel sorry for him as it's like a bereavement to lose the ability to speak and find words. It's also like a bereavement for me, as I have lost the person who was my husband pre-stroke, if you know what I mean.