My daughter Cherish has TBI-caused by auto accident, and her short term memory, is next to none. We have found that posting notes around our home, with picturers to start, like brushing teeth, rinsing her plate, and putting it in the dishwasher, to closet where her coat is. Repeating things are just a part of short term memory loss. For my daughter it has been over five years of repeating things daily. We do it without thinking.