Hello. My dad had a fall at his house two weeks ago and suffered am adduce inter cranial bleed on his left side which affected temporal, frontal and parietal areas of brain. He also suffered skull fractures and facial bone fractures. He did not receive medical treatment until about 8 hours post trauma unfortunately and was moved by his wife. He spent iver a week in intensive care but has now been transferred to a neuro rehab ward. He has an infection (poss chest) and has temperatures. He can talk and move and us able to feed himself. He is aware of when he needs the toilet. His main problem is complete amnesia and aphasia. He tends to talk a lot without getting to the point and substitutes and creates his own words. He gets fixated on things like emails and changes but I often feel like I'm understanding him. He says he has a bad taste in his mouth. He has mentioned dieing and is v frustrated with the cannulas and medication. Can anyone suggest ways I can help him regain memory/speech and keep his spirits positive? Thank you
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