We understand his distress and unhappiness with the current state of affairs and we do not disagree with his analysis here, but that simply cannot be helped given his care is in the hands of others who are wanting to do the best for him in ways they know how. The best reassurance we can provide is that even though he may have some reduction in his mental acuity, as a consequence of the medication, that will not interfere with the ongoing healing efforts. So even as his brother seems to be muted and more detached in a way that seems to be a worsening of things, to the extent that is simply chemical support, it will not harm his potential for an improvement in his state of being and mental faculties as well, given enough time to address the real issues here.
The work being done with the deep subconscious is completely independent of the influence of any medication and, indeed, the state of being experienced consciously. The deep subconscious is not dependent on the brain. It is that simple, and this is why what it is experiencing matters, because it is not limited in the way that would be consistent with the assumptions made about dementia, that it is a generalized decline of function across the board so the person is simply slipping away and there is very little to work with to give any hope or encouragement things can improve, especially when it is considered to be the result of a pathological change of the brain itself that is irreversible—that is a mindset of the caregivers and not a reality.
His mind is intact but still worrying about many, many things the deep subconscious is reviewing on an ongoing basis and finds quite upsetting and threatening. The fact he cannot command his brain very effectively is adding to the stress. Even as he wants to escape the struggles, and inner torment especially, he cannot understand consciously, or even within the deep subconscious levels of the mind still intact, that he is undermining himself and perpetuating a state of imprisonment that is underway in earnest and might keep him imprisoned if the underlying trauma events making him want to escape are not dealt with in time.
So we would encourage your client to take heart that nothing has been wasted and the brother’s behavior is not a serious concern, nor a detriment to progress even though it is disconcerting and a disappointment in wanting to see a sign of hope here. That can come in time, particularly with some additional work, as it will only become more powerful and help to speed reaching a point where there is a notable change for the better. That is the best kind of encouragement there can be and we would love to see that come about as evidence we are not giving you false encouragement here. In the meantime, we are continuing our efforts to assist your brother.