The brain can repair itself
In the past we thought brain damage was permanent. We now know that there is birth of new cells going on in adult brains. In fact a stroke actually has been shown recently to be a stimulus for a higher rate of cell birth in animals. These new cells grow into the regions of damage and can help restore function. What’s important is that the person get good nutrition, minimize stress . . . and place a persistent demand on the brain to perform the impaired function(s). . . you must understand that the connections between our brain cells are extensively influenced by learning. In other words, we learn to construct the visual world as infants; we learn emotional control, strategies of attention, strategies of learning and memory itself. It is well established that these learnings cause the growth of new neuronal connections. We . . . may, by rewarding new learning, promote the growth of new, “replacement” connections.
Education regarding what has happened, how the brain functions, the effects of various types of injury begins . . . treatment. Relaxation training is a basic part, since excessive arousal from frustration, anger at the injury, etc. will make things worse.
That being said, I’m as committed as ever to my path to recovery and whole health by learning, learning, and learning some more. Taking care of myself. Getting plenty of rest and good nutrition. Picking and choosing what I do, always with an eye towards what will help me live the best life possible.
You may wish to do the same.