'There are are no prescriptions,’ Luria wrote, ‘in a case like this. Do whatever your ingenuity
and your heart suggest. There is little or no hope of any recovery in his memory. But a man does not consist of memory alone. He has feeling, will, sensibilities, moral being— matters of which neuropsychology cannot speak. And it is here, beyond the realm of an impersonal
psychology, that you may find ways to touch him, and change him. And the circumstances
of your work especially allow this, for you work in a home, which is like a little
world, quite different from the clinics and institutions where I work. Neuropsychologically, there is little or nothing you can do; but in the realm of the individual, there may be much you can do'.