My husband (almost 70) is just past a year since his cardiac arrest and anoxic brain injury. His biggest problem is a virtual absence of short term memory, plus confabulation. He needs 24/7 supervision.
As you all know, TBI typically has phases, symptoms/behaviors that can be intense, then fade, then on to the next one. Lately he’s been very uncomfortable about watching TV. I’ll be watching tv from the bed, leaning against a pillow, and he can’t do the same next to me. He lies on his side with his back toward the set, just listening to it, but unwilling and unable to WATCH and unable to explain the reason for the discomfort. It seems related to a fear of heights and anxiety about high windows, but now it’s discomfort with ANY tv visuals.
Needless to say, this has robbed us of a big source of entertainment and there’s already such limited stuff we can do together :(. Anybody else experience this? Did it go away? Has anything helped?