My friend had a bad accident a couple of years ago. I talk to her a few times a week, but she doesn't remember many words.
My husband is 11 months post TBI. So far, I think he is still in the Denial phase - he doesn’t see that he has severe memory and cognitive issues. And from what I understand, he can only get better after he becomes aware of his deficits , and starts using strategies to compensate for those. Right now he is very passive in his recovery , and I have to constantly push him to do brain exercises that speech therapist gives him. Otherwise, he could be just sitting on the couch watching videos on his phone all day long ....(
It's hard to stay engaged with a new therapist because there may be some overlap, or they focus on something tangential to what the patient wants to work on.