Our expert says:
MY late aunt had exactly that problem, though many years back. Only your friend's neurologist / physician could perhaps answer your sensible question. So much depends on individual details, whether there has been significant brain damage, and if so how much and where. I wouldn't expect the memory problems to get worse at this stage. However, if a MRI scane showed significant atrophy ( which would represent damage ) which was cerebral ( meaning the main part of the brain ), cerebellar ( including the area controlling movements, coordination, etc ) this suggests it was a severe illness, and the mamillary bodies are specific brain areas involving memory, so if they were substantially damaged, there could be severe memory damage.
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