A woman is still in hospital eight months after her husband attacked her because he thought she was nagging him about taking his medication.
Aimee Dixon, 38, now struggles to eat and drink without help after Andrew Dixon, 35, attacked her and will never life independently again, it was revealed yesterday.
He is believed to have struck her at least three times to the head and face with a dumbbell or iron bar at their home in Cleethorpes, Humberside, on November 18 last year.
Prosecutor Geraldine Kelly told Sheffield Crown Court : Aimee Dixon is still in hospital. She has suffered brain damage and will never be back to how she was before.
She will make improvements but has been left with multiple issues due to the brain damage, namely:
With assistance, she can step out of bed and into a chair and is learning to use some of her upper body to wash herself in the shower.
This is all restricted due to her dizziness and fatigue, which is as a result of damage to her cerebellum, the area at the back of the brain which controls balance and coordination.
She requires blood thinning medication to prevent seizures because of a blood clot on her brain.
Miss Kelly added: She is on medication to regulate her sleep and wake patterns and she is on anti-depressants as she suffered damage to the front of her brain, which looks after her mood, emotions, thinking, organising and planning.
She will never return to independent living and is likely always to require support.
Supplemental feeding is highly likely in the long term because her swallow is very impaired.