My son was a victim of a violent assault three years ago,and he is suffering from a TBI. He has short term memory loss. He does not like taking drugs, so he stopped taking his Ritalin. Since he has not been taking it his memory has gotten worse.
(I forgot to mention that my son is forty-five years old, married with two children, ages 5 and 10.)
He had a tumor on his pancreas which required surgery. In removing the tumor they also had to remove his spleen, so he has been in the hospital for the past two weeks.
This is when I discovered how bad his memory was. He gets really frustrated when asked questions. He is unable to tell the nurse his pain on a scale of 1-10. He doesn't understand what she means when she asks him his pain level. He gets confused reading the hospital menu to order his meals, so he sometimes misses his meal. Is there anything you know that I could do to help. Anything I could ask the doctor to do to help him. Is there any medication you know of that might help. Do you know if the patch used for Alzheimer's patients work for his problem?