I would say, "I did... you must not have been listening..."
I would become frustrated, as I thought he was tuning me out sometimes. Come to find out, this was because of his TBI.
Useful hints to help your soldier with TBI to remember things:
- Keep a white board on the fridge so he can go back to look at notes you write
- Keep an organizer for your soldier (he should also try to keep one, but it could take time for him to remember to write everything down
- Have a calendar someplace else in the house, we have one hanging on the kitchen wall
- Keep things organized. Make sure you place things in the same place, every time. Example: our keys go on a key rack, shoes go in the same closet every time, keep your soldiers drawers organized. Socks, underware, t-shirts... if need be, label the drawers